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Dealmakers Turn History Makers in $5 Trillion Year for Global M&A

BNP Paribas SA Bank Branches Ahead of Earnings

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Hi, it’s David and Ruth in London and welcome to the Bloomberg Deals newsletter. We’ve hit another late milestone moment for M&A in 2021, made possible by yet another merger Monday.

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Dealmakers have struck $5 trillion worth of transactions in a calendar year—a figure they hadn’t come close to hitting before 2021’s boom in mergers and acquisitions.