According to Reuters, global mergers and acquisitions are down 21 percent in the first half in the past year, starting in July 2011 and ending in June 2012. As Fortune states, JPMorgan Chase had the highest American deal making level of 21.9 per cent while Goldman Sachs had the highest overall market share of 25.2 per cent. Energy and power had the highest percentage of deals at 18.1 per cent, followed by materials and financials.
Fortune also notes that private equity experienced a similar decline and venture capital invested more in U.S. companies in the second quarter than in the first.
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