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M&A at a Glance (February 2019)

February 14, 2019 Download PDF

M&A activity in January 2019 generally increased in the U.S. and globally. Deal volume by dollar value  increased by 199.5 percent to $203.96 billion in the U.S., and by 57.5 percent to $354.57 billion globally. The average value of announced public mergers increased by 189.7 percent to a 12-month high of $349.85 million in the U.S., and by 70.9 percent to $149.48 million globally. By comparison, the number of deals generally remained in line with activity over the past few months, increasing by 3.4 percent to 583 in the U.S., but decreasing by 7.8 percent to 2,372 globally.

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