M&A and financings exhibited robust activity in Q2’17, with nearly 290 M&A transactions and more than 1,390 disclosed global financings. Key industry trends driving investments and acquisitions include:
- Increased activity in both early and late stage venture capital funding rounds;
- Retailers pursuing eCommerce acquisition targets to develop omnichannel capabilities;
- Telecom companies looking to augment core offering by acquiring data-rich targets to improve consumer advertising capabilities; and
- Growth in number of large transactions, with acquisitions over $50 million increasing by more than 55% from Q1 to Q2 and financings over $50 million increasing by more than 50% over the same period.