The Cyndx List

Your summary of the most recent global
M&A activity and capital raising trends

March 3rd, 2020

Global M&A Activity

For the month of February 2020, Cyndx identified $91.6B 
in M&A transactions across 1,541 deals. 

$91.6B

across 1,541 deals

$59.5 MM

average deal size

Acquisition activity for February 2020 showed a marked decrease in the number of deals transacted, down -34% vs the prior year. 

The decline in the number of acquisitions was primarily driven by financial investors, which saw a -46% decline in deals, vs. a -32% decrease for strategic investors.

The value of February’s acquisitions deal value was down -43%, with the average acquisition transaction falling from ~$69MM in February 2019 to ~$59.4MM in February 2020. 

Global Capital Raising Activity

For the month of February 2020, Cyndx identified $42.9B in
capital raises across 1,621 deals.

Early Stage*

$10.1B

across

1,024 deals

$9.9MM

Average  Deal Size

Late Stage**

$25.9B

across

352 deals 

$73.6MM

Average Deal Size

Your summary of the most recent global M&A
activity, fund-raising trends.
Global
M&A
Activity
(For the month of February, 2020)
March 04, 2020
 
$59.5MM /
deal
average
Acquisition activity for February 2020, showed a
marked decrease in the number of deals
transacted, down -34%, versus prior year.
The decline the number of acquisitions was
primarily driven by financial investors, which saw
a -46% decline in deals, vs a -32% decrease for
strategic investors.
The value of February’s acquisitions deal value was
down -43%, with the average acquisition
transaction falling from ~$69.0MM in February
245 deals representing $6.9B did not disclose round details. 
Your summary of the most recent global M&A
activity, fund-raising trends.
Global
M&A
Activity
(For the month of February, 2020)
March 04, 2020
 
$59.5MM /
deal
average
Acquisition activity for February 2020, showed a
marked decrease in the number of deals
transacted, down -34%, versus prior year.
The decline the number of acquisitions was
primarily driven by financial investors, which saw
a -46% decline in deals, vs a -32% decrease for
strategic investors.
The value of February’s acquisitions deal value was
down -43%, with the average acquisition
transaction falling from ~$69.0MM in February

The total dollar value invested in February has decreased significantly year on year, from $99B in 2019 to $43B in 2020 (-56% decrease). 

Much of the decline was seen across early stage deals, down -72% in February 2020 vs the prior year. 

Of interest is that the average size of late stage deals was $73.6MM in Feb 2020, vs. $74.5MM in 2019 — a slight decline of only -1%.

The volume of deals closed showed a significant decline overall in February 2020 vs the prior year, of -54%. 

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* Early Stage includes funding from angel investors, equity crowdfunding, grants, non-equity assistance, pre-seed, seed, Series A, Series B, and venture capital rounds.

**Late Stage includes funding from corporate rounds, debt financing, convertible notes, post IPO debt, post IPO equity, private equity, secondary markets, Series C and later rounds, including non-disclosed series or capital sources. 

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