Since the beginning of the year, more than 40 thousand mergers and acquisitions have been made. Even in the summer, which is considered to be the low season for transactions, M&A volumes continued to grow. In August, deals worth $500 billion were concluded, while in 2020 — only $289 billion.
What influenced such an active surge in the M&A activity:
• high profits of corporations and the growth of their shares;
• low-interest rates;
• accumulated trillions of dollars in investment funds.
The high-tech sector occupies 21% of the M&A market, which makes it a clear leader. This is due to the active development of companies during the pandemic and, as a result, the rise in prices for their shares.
12.1% of the M&A market is in the financial sector, 12% in industry, 9.6% in the energy industry, 9% in healthcare.
Information is taken from the article.