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Supply chain drives global M&A deal activity in first quarter 2024
Research - MAY 6, 2024

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Supply chain drives global M&A deal activity in first quarter 2024

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Despite the impact of high interest rates and low growth across all the major economies, the total deal value of mergers and acquisitions (M&A) increased by 38 percent in the first quarter of 2024, compared with the same quarter in 2023, according to GlobalData.

GlobalData’s latest report, Global M&A Deals in Q1 2024 — Top Themes by Sector — Thematic intelligence, highlights supply chain–related deals totaling $52 billion across 19 deals in first quarter 2024, making it the largest theme among the top 150 deals.

“An increase in geopolitical tensions, population growth, ESG considerations, rising ecommerce activities, labor shortages and digital transformation have all contributed to a greater focus on supply chain–related deals,” noted Priya Toppo, thematic intelligence analyst at GlobalData. “This was especially true in the consumer, basic materials, transportation, infrastructure, and logistics and industrial sectors.”

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