Global deal activity makes solid rebound and registers 30.3% growth in June, finds GlobalData

A total of 5,118 deals (comprising mergers & acquisitions, private equity, and venture financing deals) were announced globally during June 2021, which is an increase of 30.3% over 3,929 deals announced during the previous month, according to GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company.

An analysis of GlobalData’s Financial Deals Database revealed that despite the major leap, the deal volume is yet to touch the monthly average of the first quarter (Q1) of 2021.

Aurojyoti Bose, Lead Analyst at GlobalData, comments: “Market conditions still remain volatile and the growth in the number of deals after declining for the past few months is primarily driven by a rebound in deal activity in most of the key markets across all regions.”

North America continued to attract the highest number of deals in June, followed by Europe, Asia-Pacific, the Middle East and Africa, and South and Central America. All these regions also witnessed growth in deal activity in June compared to the previous month.

Deal activity also witnessed growth in most of the key markets/countries in June compared to the previous month such as the US (by 11.3%), the UK (22.4%), China (142.3%), Canada (17.4%), India (30.2%), Germany (54.4%), Japan (11.8%), Australia (59.6%), France (45.8%) and South Korea (43.7%).

All the deal types (under coverage) also witnessed growth in deal volume in June compared to the previous month. While merger & acquisitions deal volume increased by 22.5%, the number of private equity and venture financing deals also increased by 35.5% and 39.6%, respectively.

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