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January 16, 2018 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 December. Global deal volume by total value increased by 17.1%, whereas deal count decreased by 13.7%. In the U.S., deal volume increased by 1.6%, despite a 16.2% decrease in deal count. The global deal volume increase indicates a very robust deal activity in the last month of 2017, with 64 deals valued at over $1 billion. Among other highlights: Healthcare was the most active target industry in December and Computer & Electronics remained the most active target industry over the last 12 months by both deal volume and deal count.