Bar chart tracking global M&A volume.
Y-axis: U.S. dollars (billions); x-axis: 2010-2021
Average M&A volume was $2,729 BN.
Table lists annual volumes.
|Date||U.S. dollars (billion)|
Sources: Dealogic and Wells Fargo Investment Institute. Annual data from January 1, 2010 to September 30, 2021. Deal values are based on values at announcement. M&A = merger and acquisition.
- Global corporate deal volume continues to accelerate in 2021. We anticipate a continuation of this trend based on a large amount of dry powder — that is, capital available to be invested by Private Equity funds and the explosion in special purpose acquisition company (or SPAC) issuance.