Q3-16: M&A activity in Israel

Q3-16: M&A activity in Israel

Insights from our latest mergers & acquisition department's report


About the report

the M&A activity in Israel report, made by the Department of mergers and acquisitions of KPMG for the third quarter of 2016 reveals: Q3 of the local industry was the best quarter of the year! a great increase of 27% in the value of transactions with respect to the second quarter of the year, and the highest number of transactions per quarter in 2016 so far. But from an overall perspective and in comparison with the last few years, not all the signs are encouraging.


Summary of findings

Global M&A activity reached a total value of USD 814.4 billion in Q3-16 (a 14.9% decrease compared to Q3-15, and a 9.0% increase compared to Q2-16).

During Q3-16, M&A transactions involving Israeli Targets reached a total deal value of USD 1,551 million, a 7% increase compared to Q3-15, and an increase of 27% compared to Q2-16.

Average deal size decreased from USD 152 million in Q2-16 to USD 75 million in Q3-16 for cross-border Israeli-target deals, and increased from USD 31 million to USD 175 million for local deals during the same period.

The US led the cross-border transactions in the Israeli market, completing 6 deals with a total disclosed deal value of USD 313 million (46% of total disclosed crossborder transaction).

During Q3-16, 142 Israeli-based high-tech companies raised a total USD 1.19 billion. The average financing per company totaled USD 8.4 million, approx. 5% lower than the Q2-16 average and 31% higher than the Q3-15 average.

For the full report, click here

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