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M&A Surge Driven by U.S. Deals Makes for Best January Since 2000

Views Of Manhattan As U.S. Stocks Make Small Gain
Photographer: Michael Nagle/Bloomberg

After a dismal December, dealmakers made a comeback in January, logging $275 billion of mergers and acquisitions globally to mark the best start to a year in almost two decades.

“M&A came back even though the markets felt choppy, and that shows how confident CEOs are,” said Susie Scher, co-head of the global financing group at Goldman Sachs Group Inc.