Mergermarket, the leading provider of M&A data and intelligence, has released research showing that M&A targeting MENA in 2019 has already surpassed all annual totals following the USD 70.4bn Saudi Aramco-SABIC megamerger – the second largest M&A deal globally so far this year.
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Mergermarket, the leading provider of M&A data and intelligence, has released research showing that in 2018 the MENA region experienced a significant spike in deal value, reaching USD 26.76 billion, compared with USD 15.86 billion in 2017 – an increase of 68.7%.
A spate of privatisations across Arab nations provided a backdrop to an otherwise muted year of mergers and acquisitions within MENA as the region reached USD 24.2bn across 118 deals. Mergermarket discusses drivers expected to guide M&A throughout 2019.