2015 was a record year in M&A for the A&D sector with a total deal value of $61.7 billion, nearly three times the value in 2014 and more than 50 percent higher than the previous record year in 2007.
Deal value in T&L sector nearly doubled (from $87 billion to $172.7 billion) in 2015, compared to the previous year, despite a slight decrease in volume over the same period.
Deal activity remained strong in the E&C sector for 2015 with 227 deals, while average deal value declined as a result of the acquisition of smaller players in deals aimed at enhancing product offerings and expanding geographic coverage.
2015 was a strong year for industrial manufacturing M&A as deal volume increased to its highest total in a decade. Despite a 30% decrease in value compared to 2014, deal value remained well above the ten-year historical average for the sector.
2015 ends with the December announcement of a $62.1 billion merger between two chemical giants, in an otherwise flat year for M&A in the Chemicals sector.
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