Value of M&A in MENA climbs 42% y/y to USD 45bn in 2012.

By bne IntelliNews February 4, 2013
The value of mergers and acquisitions announced in the MENA region increased 42% y/y to USD 44.8bn in 2012 despite a mild 4% retreat in number of deals to 398, according to a report by Ernst &Young published by BusinessIntelligence Middle East. In Q4, the value of M&A jumped 84% to USD 13.3bn. The UAE topped the region in terms of M&A value at USD 13.5bn followed by Qatar at USD 11.2bn and Kuwait at USD 3.9bn. The UAE saw the largest number of M&A deals in 2012 at 77 transactions, followed by Qatar at 48 and Saudi Arabia at 33 deals.

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