Worldwide M&A activity – graphic of the day
As of the end of last week, a flurry of deal making in the United States pushed February M&A levels to $147.9 billion with nearly two weeks remaining, a 15% increase over the entire month of January 2013. Year-to-date, M&A activity totals $278.9 billion, an increase of 18% compared to the same time last year. US M&A, which has more than doubled compared to the year ago period, accounted for 57% of global deal making so far this year. Today’s graphic tracks the number of deals and total weekly value of worldwide M&A activity over the last year.