M&A at a Glance (May 2016)
Conversely, global M&A activity declined slightly in April 2016, with overall deal volume decreasing by 0.4% to $235.11 billion, and global strategic deal volume decreasing by 2.5% to $187.92 billion. Global sponsor-related deal volume, however, was up by 9.2% to $47.18 billion. The total number of transactions globally decreased by 10.7% to 2,821, while average global deal value increased by 17% to $159.6 million. Figure 1.