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M&A at a Glance (November 2017)

November 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 October. Global deal volume by total value increased by 1.8%, whereas deal count decreased by 13.7%. In the U.S., deal volume increased by 23.4%, despite a 12.8% decrease in deal count.  Global crossborder activity followed similar trends to the overall market as deal value increased while deal count decreased. U.S. inbound and outbound crossborder activity, however, both declined in deal volume and deal count. Among other highlights: Computers & Electronics was the most active target industry in October and over the last 12 months by both dollar value and number of deals.

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