Global Deal-making Totals $3.6 Trillion in 2017

Overview

Global M&A activity totaled $3.6 trillion – on par with full year 2016 levels. Global deal count increased 3% compared to a year ago with the strongest year for M&A, by deal count, since records began in 1980. Global cross-border M&A decreased by 10% yoy, the slowest year for cross-border M&A since 2014. European deal making increased 17% yoy, U.S. M&A fell 16% yoy and China Outbound saw 35% decline compared to last year’s record.

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