In the first nine months of 2014, US transactions made up 51% of global mergers and acquisitions indicating confidence in the strength of the US economy.
In Europe, cash-stuffed German companies looked to international markets, especially the US, to drive growth. Recent deals include Siemens acquisition of Dresser Rand for $7.6 billion, Merck of Germany’s acquisition of Sigma-Aldrich for $17 billion and SAP’s acquisition of Concur for $8.3 billion. However, this confidence has not carried over to the fourth quarter. Europe and Asia now face fears of an economic slow-down, according to reports.
Check out our infographic for a snapshot on Global Mergers and Acquisitions in 3Q 2014. Click on the image for a closer look.