M&A Index: Q3 2013

While dealmaking remained generally quiet in most markets in the third quarter (Q3), there are signs that capital flows are shifting from emerging to more mature markets. This looks more like a rebalancing than a reversal of fortunes.

Fired by a range of very bullish forecasts, we started the year asking what it would take to spark the recovery in global mergers and acquisitions (M&A) transactions that so many commentators confidently predicted would occur in the course of 2013.

Nine months on, we are, perhaps, a little closer to answering that question as the analysis of key regions and sectors in this, the latest report on the state of global M&A markets (tracking deals worth more than $100m), shows…

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