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Advantage Dealbook: Global M&A goes mid-market

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With no. 1 in Feesm value and volume, Goldman Sachs boast for the quarter were its advising Skyp ein its $4 billion purchase by theMicrosoft innovation team and Sealed Air’s $4.3 bln acquisition of Diversey. While the IPO deal market was shooting the moon as late as April with Facebook and Twitter comparing PE valuations at $100 bln and $7 bln to mystify the landscape, Mergers and Acquisitions have been keeping more affinity with lower deal values than the ave $20 bln deals in 2010 and 2011 which are yet to be closed except for the Capital One purchase of ING in the US for $9 bln.

M&A deal ratios as a percentage of NEt equit /Market Cap value of deals are down to 5.7% keeping it below 5% in 2009 an d2010 from as high as 8-9% in the melee to 2007

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