• Global M&A in H1 2012 at $ 968.5bn, down 18.3 percent on same period last year
• Q2 2012 total of $ 536.3bn, reverses five consecutive quarterly declines
• US H1 2012 M&A activity lowest half-year total since 2003
• Brunswick Group tops global PR advisers league table
Brunswick Group maintained its stranglehold on the top spot for the global PR advisory table by deal value, advising on deals
worth a total of $ 122.6bn. FTI Consulting also reproduced its H1 2011 finish, as it topped the global table by deal volume
with a first-half finish of 97 deals.
RLM Finsbury topped the Europe PR advisers league table by deal value, working on $ 95.6bn in deals, while Sard
Verbinnen & Co impressed by moving up 15 places from last year to ninth in the H1 2012 table. FTI Consulting took the
European deal volume crown, advising on a total of 73 deals.
In the US, Sard Verbinnen & Co reigned supreme as it again topped the half-year standings by deal value with $ 79.0bn in
deals. Kekst & Company capped another fine half-year, as it stood atop the rankings by deal volume with 62 deals, a
position it also occupied in H1 2011.
Sard Verbinnen & Co again finished top in the Asia-Pacific PR advisory table by deal value, advising on $ 17.9bn in deals and
up from 12th in H1 2011. Meanwhile, FTI Consulting finished top by deal count with 17 deals.
European M&A (US$ 352.9bn) accounted for 36.4 percent of the global total in H1 2012, with the Construction sector seeing the biggest
percentage increase in half-year value.
Despite witnessing a quarter-on-quarter jump of 59.1%, the US saw a particularly weak first half (US$ 290.6bn), as it recorded its
lowest half-year total since H1 2003.
Asia-Pacific saw half-year M&A (US$ 144.7bn) down 12.3 percent on H1 2011, while Asian investment into Europe experienced its third
consecutive quarterly decline.
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