M&A Activity Dips in May, While Shareholder Activism Trends Toward SettlementsVW Staff
May was mixed bag in the corporate deal book. While private equity activity increased, mergers and acquisitions dipped.
According to data from FactSet, U.S. M&A activity decreased by 6.3% in May. While 964 announcements were made in April, 903 were made in May. However, M&A spending increased significantly, jumping 100.1%.
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