Global Deal-making Totals $2.5 Trillion in H1 2018

Overview

Global M&A activity totaled $2.5 trillion during H1 2018, an increase of 61% compared to the first half of 2017 and the strongest first half for global M&A since records began in 1980. Q2 2018 marks the sixth quarter to surpass $1 trillion over the past three years. Cross-border M&A activity totaled $1 trillion, an 84% increase compared to first half 2017 and the strongest first half for cross-border M&A since 2007.

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