Thank you for sharing!

Your article was successfully shared with the contacts you provided.

Take the ongoing debt crisis in Europe, add slowing growth in China, toss in the uncertainty of a presidential election in the United States, and finish it off with Congress tiptoeing to the edge of the fiscal cliff. Doesn’t sound like much of recipe for a solid year in dealmaking, does it? Given all the things stacked against the global economy in 2012, it might come as a surprise that the value of corporate transactions was up in both mergers and acquisitions and capital markets work. According to Thomson Reuters, the value of worldwide mergers and acquisitions in 2012 crept up 2 percent over the prior year, to $2.6 trillion; equity capital markets activity was up 1.5 percent, to $630.4 billion; and overall global debt capital markets dealmaking was up 10 percent, to $5.6 trillion, the highest mark since 2009. What did this rise in work, coming after a long slumber, mean for transactional lawyers? This year’s edition of our Corporate Scorecard has the answers.

Previous Corporate Scorecard reports :: 2012 2011

Want to continue reading?
Become a Free ALM Digital Reader.

Benefits of a Digital Membership:

  • Free access to 1 article* every 30 days
  • Access to the entire ALM network of websites
  • Unlimited access to the ALM suite of newsletters
  • Build custom alerts on any search topic of your choosing
  • Search by a wide range of topics

*May exclude premium content
Already have an account?

Reprints & Licensing
Mentioned in a Law.com story?

License our industry-leading legal content to extend your thought leadership and build your brand.


ALM Legal Publication Newsletters

Sign Up Today and Never Miss Another Story.

As part of your digital membership, you can sign up for an unlimited number of a wide range of complimentary newsletters. Visit your My Account page to make your selections. Get the timely legal news and critical analysis you cannot afford to miss. Tailored just for you. In your inbox. Every day.

Copyright © 2021 ALM Media Properties, LLC. All Rights Reserved.