The Cyndx List
Your summary of the most recent global
M&A activity and capital raising trends
March 3rd, 2020
Global M&A Activity
For the month of February 2020, Cyndx identified $91.6B
in M&A transactions across 1,541 deals.
across 1,541 deals
average deal size
Acquisition activity for February 2020 showed a marked decrease in the number of deals transacted, down -34% vs the prior year.
The decline in the number of acquisitions was primarily driven by financial investors, which saw a -46% decline in deals, vs. a -32% decrease for strategic investors.
The value of February’s acquisitions deal value was down -43%, with the average acquisition transaction falling from ~$69MM in February 2019 to ~$59.4MM in February 2020.
Global Capital Raising Activity
For the month of February 2020, Cyndx identified $42.9B in
capital raises across 1,621 deals.
Average Deal Size
Average Deal Size
Your summary of the most recent global M&A
245 deals representing $6.9B did not disclose round details.
The total dollar value invested in February has decreased significantly year on year, from $99B in 2019 to $43B in 2020 (-56% decrease).
Much of the decline was seen across early stage deals, down -72% in February 2020 vs the prior year.
Of interest is that the average size of late stage deals was $73.6MM in Feb 2020, vs. $74.5MM in 2019 — a slight decline of only -1%.
The volume of deals closed showed a significant decline overall in February 2020 vs the prior year, of -54%.
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* Early Stage includes funding from angel investors, equity crowdfunding, grants, non-equity assistance, pre-seed, seed, Series A, Series B, and venture capital rounds.
**Late Stage includes funding from corporate rounds, debt financing, convertible notes, post IPO debt, post IPO equity, private equity, secondary markets, Series C and later rounds, including non-disclosed series or capital sources.