The latest M&A Deal Review (a quarterly publication by the Protiviti M&A team in the Middle East) tracks deal activity across geographies and sectors. This issue covers the global M&A outlook and deal activity for the first three quarters of 2020 and highlights the key emerging trends in the M&A space globally.
The first two quarters of 2020 witnessed a slow-down in global M&A activity due to the economic uncertainties caused by COVID-19. However, Q3 2020 witnessed a rebound in deal activity with the announcement of large deals. While all global markets witnessed a slump in Q1 2020 due to the lockdown and economic standstill, APAC countries started to recover their economies in Q2 2020 and witnessed significant growth in Q3 2020 with 3 of the largest deals globally announced in China and Japan during the quarter.