M&A MARKET UPDATE OCTOBER 2019 SOUTHEAST MONTHLY REVIEW
Notable Trends in October 2019
Year to date, southeastern US M&A deal activity has decreased on a year over year basis by 23.6%. The YTD completed deal count as of the end of October is 677 deals versus 886 deals in 2018. Conversely, capital invested is up 201.9%, moving from $86.6 billion YTD in 2018 to $261.0 billion YTD in 2019. Year to date, the median deal size has increased from $38.94 million in 2018 to $68.41 million in 2019, correlating with the rise in capital invested.
For the month of October, deal count is down 30.2% compared to 2019. Invested capital is down 54.2%, while median deal size is up 280.5%.