M&A party is rocking, for now

Steve Rosenbush

Researcher Dealogic reported today--and I know, this is a shock--that global M&A volume has hit an all time record. It seems that $19 billion Clear Channel deal won by Bain and its club has pushed global volume to $3.36 trillion. That beats the previous record of $3.33 trillion set in 2000. Areas of growth include financial sponors, which accounted for $563 billion in volume and now drive 17% of all M&A worldwide. And European M&A, now accounts of $1.34 trillion, of 40% of all deal volume.

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