Global financial sponsor exit volume of 278.0 billion dollars reached a record high for a first nine month period and ranked only second to 2007 302.1billions for full year exit volume Dealogic says in its last report on global m&a (download here the report).
US exit volume for the first nine months was 126.4 billions, already greater than any fullyear total volume on record. Europe Financial Sponsor exits accounted reached 104.4 billion euros in the period, the highest first nine month volume on record
first nine months of 2013.
KKR led the financial sponsors exit rankings with 54.2 billion dollars for the first nine months of 2014. The proposed sale of KKR’s 55% stake in Alliance Boots Holdings to Walgreen Co. for 24.1 billions, is the largest trade sale announced this year and the third largest
financial sponsor exit on record.
Global financial sponsor entry volume was instead low. It reached 179.6 billions fell 9% year-on-year and was the lowest first nine
month entry total since 2012 (149.3 billions)