Global Deal-making Totals $1.2 Trillion in Q1 2018

Overview

Global M&A activity totaled $1.2 trillion during Q1 2018, an increase of 60% compared to the first quarter of 2017 and the strongest first quarter for global M&A since records began in 1980. This marks the fourth quarter to surpass $1 trillion over the past three years. Cross-border M&A activity totaled $520 billion, a 67% increase compared to first quarter 2017 and the strongest first quarter for cross-border M&A on record.

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