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.
Nearly one-third of the deals came from the Mid-Atlantic region last week, with another five deals originating in the Southeast, combining for a total of $2.8 billion in deals. Fifty-five percent, or $2.5 billion, of the deal capital was for nine deals in the $100-million to $500-million value range. The healthcare sector was particularly busy, producing nine deals for $2.6 billion of total capital flows.
Other headlines from the week include Dell’s reception of shareholder approval for its VMware shares and rumors regarding a deal between Deutsche Bank and Commerzbank being pursued by the German government.