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M&A at a Glance (August 2017)

August 15, 2017 Download PDF

In this month’s M&A at a Glance, we review the most significant trends in M&A activity for the month of July. Deal volume by total value increased by 14.6% globally in July, while deal count decreased by 8.9%, with U.S. activity closely tracking both global trends. Strategic activity drove the market. Among other highlights: the U.K. was the most active country by value and deal count, and regained its position as the leader in outbound activity over the last year. Looking at U.S. inbound activity by value, Canada and Japan were tied for top countries of origin. Notably, Oil & Gas displaced Computers & Electronics as the most active U.S. target industry over the past 12 months by value.

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