First Nine Months 2017: Small Cap Deal Intelligence

Worldwide announced Small-Cap M&A deals valued up to $50 million (including undisclosed value deals) totaled US$124 billion in the first nine months of 2017 – a 3.8% increase year-on-year.

The Asia-Pacific (ex Central Asia) region (by target domicile) led the Small-Cap market, with US$58.3 billion of announced deal activity.

Americas (by target domicile) led the market in the number of deals announced, with 11,129 transactions for the first nine months of 2017, representing 35.3% of the 31,486 deals announced worldwide.

The High Technology sector captured 15% of total announced Small-Cap value deals, followed by Real Estate and Industrials, each respectively registering 14.1% and 12.1% of the overall market.

Source 2017 Tomson Reuters