M&A Slumps to Lowest Level Since ’09 as Economy Concerns Persist

M&A Slumps to Lowest Level Since ’09 as Economy Concerns Persist

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Cross-border takeovers have accounted for about half of all announced deals this year, a trend that may accelerate with European Aeronautic Defence and Space Co. in talks to combine with BAE Systems Plc.