Preliminary data from Pitchbook shows that $13.56 billion was invested across 23 deals last week, the same deal count as the week before but with $3.3 billion more capital. The largest deal was Blackstone Group’s $11 billion public-to-private buyout of the HR management software provider Ultimate Software Group.
North American M&A value topped $2 trillion for the fourth consecutive year in 2018, with a total value of $2.2 trillion, an increase of 6.9% from 2017, according to Pitchbook. The number of deals completed in 2018 totaled 11,208, down 11.4% from 2017’s 12,647. The median deal size in North America increased 22.4% to $60 million in 2018.
According to preliminary data from Pitchbook, there were 23 deals last week for $10.3 billion of total invested capital. The largest deal was Versum Materials’ $4 billion acquisition of Entegris. Both companies operate in the semiconductor manufacturing space, providing end-to-end materials solutions.
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Preliminary data supplied by Pitchbook shows that there were 28 M&A transactions last week for $24.05 billion in total invested capital. The headlining transaction was the $22-billion all-share transaction by Fiserv for First Data. The deal is one of the largest in the fast-growing financial technology, or “fintech,” sector.
According to preliminary data supplied by Pitchbook, there were 24 M&A deals this last week, totaling $9.31 billion in deal spending. The largest announced transaction of the week was Eli Lilly’s buyout of publicly traded Loxo Oncology for $8 billion.
According to preliminary data supplied by Pitchbook, there were twelve M&A deals in the first week of the new year, totaling $80.97 billion. However, almost all of that value comes from Bristol-Myers Squibb’s $79.3-billion buyout of cancer and anti-inflammatory medication maker Celgene.
According to Pitchbook, there were five M&A deals during the holiday week, worth a total of $1.92 billion. The largest of the five deals was Vista Equity Partners’ $1.9-billion LBO of Mindbody, which develops business management software for fitness facilities.
Last week, there were 29 merger and acquisition deals, worth a total of $6.87 billion of announced investments, per preliminary data supplied by Pitchbook. The largest deal was industrial packing manufacturer Greif’s (NYS: GEF) $1.8-billion acquisition of paperboard maker Caraustar Industries.
Last week, M&A markets produced 31 deals worth a collective $4.6 billion, according to preliminary data from Pitchbook. The largest was Tivity Health’s $1.4-billion cash and stock acquisition of Nutrisystem, a supplier of weight management products and services.
According to data provided by Pitchbook, the first week of December saw 17 M&A deals for a reported $9.5 billion in invested capital. These numbers are slightly lower than last week’s 26 deals. The largest deal this week was London-based GlaxoSmithKline’s $5.1-billion acquisition of Boston’s Tesaro, an oncology-focused bio pharmaceutical company. In the week, six of the deals were for targets from the Great Lakes region and seven companies there were purchased were direct-to-consumer businesses.