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Argentina

Carolina Carolina Serra, Maria Shakespeare, Ramón Moyano, Roberto Horacio Crouzel

"The end of 2017 and 2018 thus far has continued to be active in the M&A field, albeit with some bumps on the road..."

Canada

Emmanuel Pressman

"Canadian M&A activity in 2017 and 2018 year-to-date (YTD) has been remarkably robust, having outperformed M&A volumes in preceding years..."

Egypt

Omar S Bassiouny, Ingy Heshmat, Mohamed Aldegwy

"The Egyptian economy is currently witnessing major M&A activity, fuelled mainly by regional, international and local private equity and financial institutions..."

France

Christopher Theris, Hubert Segain, Noémie Laurin

"In the first half of 2018, announced M&A deals in Europe have approximately doubled in terms of value for the same volume of deals compared to the first half of 2017..."

Germany

Alexander Schwarz, Martin Viciano Gofferje

"Both worldwide and in Germany, 2017 was a successful year for M&A..."

Malta

Rachel Vella-Baldacchino

"Earlier in 2018, the European Commission observed that Malta’s economy is ‘among the fastest growing economies in the EU’, noting that a large part of this is due to ‘exceptional investments in the aviation and energy sectors in previous years’ and ‘several projects in the health, technology and telecommunication sectors’..."

Mexico

Rafael Samano
Samano Abogados

"M&A activity in Mexico has enjoyed a good run in recent years, although levels in terms of principal investment and number of deals remain low when compared to Brazil, which continues to lead the region, and only slightly above Chile..."

Netherlands

Tim Stevens

"When you stop and look back, it is quite amazing that the financial bull run has continued throughout the year..."

Russia

"Although market conditions are generally improving, it has been a mixed year for Russian M&A: on the one hand, the value of the Russian rouble has stabilised over the past couple of years and the economy continues to strengthen following a short period of technical recession; on the other hand, investment conditions remain challenging due to continuing geopolitical risk..."

Switzerland

Christoph Neeracher, Philippe Seiler, Raphael Annasohn

"In the first half of 2018, the high level of M&A activity continued and even exceeded the results of 2017..."

Turkey

Can Topukçu, Emre Akin Sait, Pınar Şahin

"Despite the significant fall in the number of M&A deals in Turkey in 2016, we have observed a gradual increase both in the number and value of the M&A deals in 2017 and 2018..."

Ukraine

Dmytro Fedoruk, Zoryana Sozanska-Matviychuk

"M&A activity levels have been rising in 2017–2018 compared to 2016..."

United States

"In the United States, the first three quarters of 2018 have seen an overall slight decline in total deal count from the comparable period in 2017, but this still accounted for the second-highest total on record by both deal value and deal count, totaling US$1.1 trillion and 4,100 transactions..."