M&A activity continued its climb in April, Baird and Blair reports say

The U.S. mergers and acquisitions markets continued their rebound in April, according to reports released by Milwaukee based Robert W. Baird & Co. and Chicago’s William Blair & Co.

In April there were 1,001 M&A deals announced, a 68 percent increase over April 2009. However, the total dollar volume, $81.7 billion, was a 14.6 percent decrease from one year earlier, the Baird report says.

The U.S. middle market continued to expand quickly in April. There were 513 middle market transactions closed that month, a105 percent increase from April of 2009. Dollar volume rose almost 92 percent from one year earlier, to $21.7 billion.

To read the complete Baird report, click here.

To view Blair’s report, click here.


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