Global M&A activity slowed for a second straight quarter in 3Q. Deal volume decreased by 9% from 2Q (26% from 1Q), and deal count dropped by 17% QoQ. In fact, there were fewer completed M&A deals in 3Q than any other quarter since 2Q 2013. The median deal size increased for a second straight quarter to $38.9 million, a jump of 8% QoQ and 16% YoY. For a complete breakdown of M&A activity in 3Q 2015, check out the datagraphic below.
It's no secret that ESG (environmental, social, governance) factors have become more important in investing. Fund managers are increasingly incorporating ESG factors into their portfolio allocations. However, those that don't are in danger of being left behind as investors increasingly avoid allocating with funds that don't incorporate ESG into their allocations. Q3 2021 hedge fund Read More