The value of the deals announced in 2019 so far dwarfs that of 2018. A large portion of the extensive deal value increase came from the first quarter announcement of BB&T Corp. and Sun Trust Bank’s merger, which is the largest deal since the 2008 recession. This deal helped overall announced deal value in 2019 to surge to over $40 billion compared to just $16 billion in the first half of 2018. As expected, though, deal volume did drop in Q2 of 2019. Even though, deal volume fell 80% compared to that of Q1 if the BB&T/Sun Trust merger is removed from the equation the deal volume was about the same as Q1. While the second quarter did see deal value number drop it still saw a total M&A announced deal value of $7.3 billion. Out of this $7.3 billion commercial and retail banks remained the most active sub-sector accounting for 62% of announced deals in Q2.
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