NEW YORK, Dec. 28, 2015

For the first year ever, global M&A volume in 2015 surpassed $5 trillion, according to Dealogic data.

This record-setting volume breaks the previous record of $4.6 trillion set in 2007, by 9%. There were 10 $50bn+ M&A transactions announced in 2015 worth a combined $798.9bn. That’s five deals more than the previous record high activity set in 1998, 1999, and 2014. US targeted M&A ($2.5tr) accounts for half of 2015 volume and seven of the top 10 transactions.
Healthcare ($723.7bn) and Technology ($713.1bn) were the leading sectors. The biggest deals announced in 2015 were Pfizer and Allergan’s pending $160bn merger, followed by Anheuser-Busch InBev’s $117.4bn bid for SABMiller, two of only eight $100bn+ transactions announced on record.

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