Overall HGM transactions in the first half of 2013 – deals involving either HGM targets or HGM acquirers – fell to the lowest levels since the HGM Tracker started in 2005.
Although disappointing, however, the decline is not surprising given the ongoing fragility of the global deals market in general. The number of worldwide M&A deals completed in June 2013 was 10 percent lower than the number completed in July 2012, continuing the steady downward trend for deal volumes over the past 5 years.
KPMG’s HGM Tracker shows that M&A transactions involving high growth markets are not immune to the pressures that continue to hinder overall global M&A activity.
- Global M&A deals in July 2013 down 10 percent on July 2012
- Developed-to-high-growth acquisitions down 23 percent on same period last year
- Overall HGM transactions fall to lowest levels since 2005.