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Quarterly review: Q2-18 M&A


Quarterly review: Q2-18 M&A activity in Israel


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  • Global M&A activity in Q2-18 reached a total deal value of approx. USD 1,011.8 billion, a 33.4% increase compared to Q2-17 (USD 758.3 billion), and a 9.1% increase compared to Q1-18 (USD 927.3 billion).
  •  Q1-18 M&A activity involving Israeli targets reached a total disclosed deal value of USD 478 million, a 80.8% decrease compared to Q1-18 and a 25.1% decrease compared to Q2-17, mainly due to the small number of deals in Q2-18. The largest transaction of the quarter was the acquisition of Landa Digital printing by Altana AG for approx. USD 300 million. 
  • Average deal size for cross-border transactions decreased from approx. USD 249 million in Q1-18 to USD 80 million in Q2-18, mainly due to the large portion of low value deals this quarter.
  • For local deals, average deal size decreased from approx. USD 120 million to USD 69 million between Q4-17 and Q1-18, mainly due to the acquisition of Enzymotec Ltd. by Frutarom Industries, Ltd (USD 219 million) in Q1-18 and the relatively small number of disclosed value local deals completed in Q2-18. 
  • Germany led cross-border deal value, completing the Landa Altana transaction. 
  • During Q2-18, 170 Israeli-based high-tech companies raised a total of USD 1.61 billion, a 5.6% increase compared to Q1-18 and a 27.2% increase compared to Q2-17. The average financing per company totaled approx. USD 9.5 million. 
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