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Study Shows Mid-Market Deals Remain The Cornerstone Of Global M&A Activity

NEW YORK, Dec. 5, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- NASDAQ OMX's Corporate Solutions business (Nasdaq:NDAQ) today announced key findings from the Mid-Market: M&A's Core report produced in association with Mergermarket. Even with the recent glut of bulge-bracket M&A transactions, mid-market deals remain the cornerstone of global M&A activity, specifically in the range of US$10 million to US$250 million.

Based on Mergermarket data spanning the last five years, the report examines the various factors driving mid-market activity during and after the global financial crisis, and why activity in this segment remains M&A's bedrock. The report also focuses on the drivers of cross-border activity in this segment of the market by closely looking at the motivations behind the choices that acquirers make from across the globe.

Some key findings from the report include:
  • Transactions in the range of US$10 million to US$250 million comprise 34 percent of the overall global M&A market in terms of deal volume in 2013 (3,719 deals worth US$246bn)
  • The Asia-Pacific region saw the most deal activity with 1,317 transactions for 2013 year-to-date
  • Cross-border mid-market activity in the same deal range comprises 42 percent of total deal volume and 45 percent of deal value compared with the overall mid-market

"Our global research has shown that Europe is currently home to the highest number of mid-market targets that offer attractive valuations for acquirers," said Michael Cotter, Senior Vice President, Corporate Solutions, NASDAQ OMX. "This trend is partly driven by companies' need to divest assets and focus on their core competencies in current unpredictable economic times. We expect conditions to improve in 2014 and more confidence to return to the market."

Click here to view the full report. More information on NASDAQ OMX's Corporate Solutions, including WorkSpace, can be found here.


NASDAQ OMX (Nasdaq:NDAQ) is a leading provider of trading, exchange technology, information and public company services across six continents. Through its diverse portfolio of solutions, NASDAQ OMX enables customers to plan, optimize and execute their business vision with confidence, using proven technologies that provide transparency and insight for navigating today's global capital markets. As the creator of the world's first electronic stock market, its technology powers more than 80 marketplaces in 50 countries, and approximately 1 in 10 of the world's securities transactions. NASDAQ OMX is home to more than 3,300 listed companies with a market value of over $7 trillion and more than 10,000 corporate clients. To learn more, visit .

About Mergermarket

Mergermarket is the leading provider of forward-looking M&A news and intelligence for M&A professionals and corporates. With an unrivalled network of 300+ journalists based in 65 locations worldwide, Mergermarket is the only specialized media service that offers active analysis of corporate strategy before it becomes public knowledge, and a historical deals database to analyze past deals. Mergermarket is part of The Mergermarket Group, a Financial Times Group company. For more information visit or follow us on Twitter at @mergermarket.

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

The matters described herein contain forward-looking statements that are made under the Safe Harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements include, but are not limited to, statements about WorkSpace and NASDAQ OMX's other products and offerings. We caution that these statements are not guarantees of future performance. Actual results may differ materially from those expressed or implied in the forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements involve a number of risks, uncertainties or other factors beyond NASDAQ OMX's control. These factors include, but are not limited to factors detailed in NASDAQ OMX's annual report on Form 10-K, and periodic reports filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. We undertake no obligation to release any revisions to any forward-looking statements.

CONTACT: Media Contacts:
         NASDAQ OMX
         Ryan Wells
         Director, Corporate Communications
         (646) 581-4286
         The Mergermarket Group
         Chrissy Carney
         PR Manager-Americas
         (646) 378-3118

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