Mergermarket in FTSE Global Markets

Lack of mega deals weighs on UK M&A figures M&A activity targeting the United Kingdom stood at £37.5bn in the first half of 2014, the lowest half-year value since 2010 (£37bn) and a 12.5% drop from the first six months of last year.

M&A activity targeting the United Kingdom stood at £37.5bn in the first half of 2014, the lowest half-year value since 2010 (£37bn) and a 12.5% drop from the first six months of last year.

A lack of large transactions in the country pulled the UK M&A value down this semester, according to MergerMarket, with only one mega-deal (valued above US$5bn) announced in the region so far this year – the £8.6bn acquisition of the Oncology division of GlaxoSmithKline by its German peer Novartis.

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