M&A activity rises 17.6 per cent

Merger and acquisition activity was up 17.6 per cent in the second quarter of 2012 compared to the previous quarter.

16th July, 2012

Merger and acquisition activity was up 17.6 per cent in the second quarter of 2012 compared to the previous quarter.

The increase meant that in volume terms the quarter was the second busiest since the end of 2008, after the fourth quarter of 2011, according to the NCB Corporate Finance M&A Tracker Survey published today.

The 60 deals completed in the quarter, including 16 transactions by CRH, also represents a 30 per cent increase on the 46...

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