NEW DELHI: The value of global mergers and acquisitions
(M&As) dropped 19.4 per cent in the first nine months of this year to $1.4 trillion, as per a report released by advisory firm mergermarket.
During the first three quarters of 2012, the global M&As added up to $1,426.5 billion, lower by 19.4 per cent on the same period in 2011, when $1,769.3 billion worth of deals were announced, according to the company.
Meanwhile, in the July-September quarter, Brazil, Russia, India and China (BRIC) nations witnessed lowest total since the first quarter of 2009.
In the Asia Pacific region the downward trend was witnessed during the first three quarters of 2012, as it witnessed 14.8 per cent dip in M&A deals, adding up to $241.8 billion, from the comparable period a year ago.
However, in the the third quarter, Asia-Pacific was the only region that witnessed an increase in deal activity. In the third quarter, the region saw 20.8 per cent rise in M&A deals from the previous quarter, mergermarket said.
According to a region-wise analysis, the US M&A total was $483.6 billion in the first nine months of this year, down by 23.1 per cent, over the same period in 2011.
As per the market experts, the overall M&A landscape is witnessing moderation in the deal momentum due to the global economic concerns (mainly around Europe).