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M&A at a Glance: 2017 Year-End Roundup

January 17, 2018 Download PDF

In the M&A at a Glance 2017 Year-end Roundup, we review the most significant trends in M&A activity in 2017. Global and U.S. deal volume decreased 3.2% and 10.5%, respectively, from 2016 levels. The average value of U.S. public mergers decreased by 21.7% from 2016 levels. Computers & Electronics was the most active target industry by deal volume in 2017. Canada was the leader for inbound U.S. transactions by volume and number of deals, while Switzerland was the leading country for outbound U.S. transactions by volume and the U.K. was the leading country for outbound U.S transactions by number of deals.

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