The volume of transactions on mergers and acquisitions reached a record in 2015

Moscow. December 4. Volume of world mergers and acquisitions (M&A) in 2015 has become a record in history, according to research firm Dealogic.

According to the company, as of December 4 in the world was committed M&A transactions in the amount of $4,304 trillion. The previous high was recorded in 2007 and amounted to $4,29 trillion, notes The Wall Street Journal.

According to Dealogic forecasts, in 2015 the volume of M&A market will reach $4.7 trillion.

In the U.S. the total amount of transactions exceeded $2 trillion for the first time in history. Including in November it was announced the second largest deal in history, when the pharmaceutical company Pfizer Inc. reached agreement to acquire the manufacturer of “Botox” Plc Allergan for $160 billion.

Since the beginning of the year in the world was announced nine deals in excess of $50 billion and 58 acquisitions larger than $10 billion.

The revenues of investment banks from engaging in mergers and acquisitions since the beginning of 2015 about $21 billion a Leader on this indicator became Goldman Sachs, who acted as consultants for transactions totaling $1.6 trillion, in second place is JPMorgan Chase with $1.5 trillion, the third – Morgan Stanley ($1.4 trillion). It is noted that normally deals advising several investment banks.