Global Deal-Making Totals $959 Billion in Q1 2019


Global M&A activity totaled $959 billion in the first quarter of 2019, a decrease of 18% compared to Q1 2018 but the fourth largest opening period for M&A since records began in 1980. 27 deals greater than $5 billion accounted for 53% of announced M&A value during Q1 2019, the largest percentage for first-quarter mega deals since records began.

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