Colorado’s mergers and acquisition activity in the first three quarters of the year totaled 45 deals worth $32.9 billion.
The value of deals was up 89 percent for the same period, but deal count – the number of transactions closed for the period – was off by 15 percent from 2009, according to the Financial Times’ Mergermarket Group.
The most active sectors were technology, media and telecom with 16 deals valued at almost $23 billion.
The state’s leading mergers and acquisitions financing advisor was Deutsche Bank, responsible for Colorado’s two largest transactions. The state’s most active legal advisor was Hogan Lovells and its highest-volume legal advisor was Skadden Arps, both firms with offices throughout the world.