H1 2015 M&A Update – UK

Foreign buyers give a boost to inbound M&A

The latest UK M&A Update is a follow up to the Q3 2015 M&A Index. The update provides a view on UK domestic, inbound and outbound dealmaking and the top 10 UK deals so far this year.

Key points highlighted in the report:

  • UK Inbound M&A deal values in H1 have nearly trebled to $143.7bn, the highest figure for well over a decade.
  • US outbound deal values into the UK reached $14.6bn, a 12 percent increase on H1 2014.
  • UK outbound deal values to the US were 65% higher than in H1 2014, hitting $14.4bn.
  • Domestic deal values were down by 34 percent to $26.3bn, possibly as a result of uncertainty around the General Election
H1 2015 M&A Update – UK
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