Increased Optimism For 2018 Dealmaking

Overview

The value of mergers announced so far this year totals $164 billion -- the highest since the start of 2000 -- as interest rates remain near record lows and global economic growth spurs expansion. President Donald Trump’s overhaul of the U.S. corporate tax may also fuel dealmaking. According to top bankers, a global boom in dealmaking is set to continue this year as companies use cheap funds for acquisitions and sell more shares to the public.

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