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Deal values climb sharply across almost all regions

The first half of the year has seen the value of transactions rise, often very sharply, across all regions with the exception of Eastern Europe.

The fastest pace of growth has been seen in Latin America and Sub-Saharan Africa, although the latter is from a relatively low base.

The U.S. has seen a strong recovery in deal value, powered by a growing number of megadeals. Here value rose 249% while volume was up by 29%.

It was a similar picture in APAC (including Japan) where a 75% increase in value accompanied a 16% rise in the number of deals. Volume was up in Western Europe (by 47%) and Greater China (by 33%), but value grew by much more – up 52% and 53%, respectively.

The data show that Eastern Europe, meanwhile, bucked the recovery trend, with value declining by 48% although transaction volume rose by 11%.

Inbound target markets, H1 2021

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Outbound acquirer nations, H1 2021

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logo for data source company   Data provided by Refinitiv. Note: Figures represent deals announced between 1 January and 30 June 2021. 

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