M&A market continued upward trend in June, Baird report says

The U.S. and global mergers and acquisitions markets continued their recoveries in June, according to the Global M&A Monthly report issued by Milwaukee’s Robert W. Baird & Co.

In June there were a total of 1,025 M&A transactions closed, a 47 percent increase from one year earlier. Dollar volume was up 93.2 percent from one year ago at $71.4 billion.

The number of transactions that closed in the first half of 2010 in the U.S. was up almost 52 percent from one year earlier, when the market had the smallest half-year transaction total since 2003, the Baird report said.

The middle market continued to see better results than U.S. market totals – there were 522 middle market transactions closed in June, a 91 percent gain from one year earlier. Dollar volume increased more than 68 percent.

Middle market deals increased more than 80 percent in the first half of 2010, compared to the first half of 2009, giving the market segment the highest half-year total since 2000, the Baird report states.

To read the full Baird report, click here.

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