Deal volume rises, but number of deals takes a dive

Steve Rosenbush

There's no sign of a slowdown in M&A deal volume. Five weeks into 2007, volume is on track to smash the $4 trillion record established last year, according to market researcher Dealogic. In the U.S., M&A volume for the year to date is $228.6 billion, up 86% from the comparable period of last year. Global deal volume is up 36% to $407.1 billion.

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