Our Q4 2018 Deal Dynamics cross-border M&A data set is available through our interactive heatmap. Deal Dynamics is a powerful, global M&A tracking tool created in partnership with Mergermarket, combining interactive quarterly deal data by markets and sectors with exclusive insights on cross-border M&A.
Market insights, not just data: Against a backdrop of growing socio-political tensions, cross-border M&A fell 17% in the final quarter of 2018, compared to the same period the previous year, with US$270 billion worth of M&A activity.
Though activity in Q4 2018 was subdued, there were bright spots in the automotive and mobility, consumer, life sciences, and insurance industries. We have built our market insights and interviews around what has been driving activity in these sectors, including:
- Cross-border automotive & mobility M&A value reaches new heights in Q4 2018: The line between automotive and technology continues to blur, spurring a new phase of M&A as auto manufacturers invest to secure their futures.
- Innovation drives life sciences M&A as firms sell consumer health units: Hogan Lovells Partner, Asher Rubin, tells Deal Dynamics about the key forces behind M&A in the pharmaceutical, medical, and biotech sectors.
- Consumer & retail sector companies pursue new business models and growing markets: While 2018 consumer deal value was down over 2017, companies’ continued investments in fast-growing Asian markets and a desire to expand their digital capabilities resulted in a strong year and point to a bright 2019.
For more analysis, visit Deal Dynamics our powerful interactive data tool with exclusive editorial content providing analysis and insights on cross-border M&A