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A Month-By-Month Look at 2021’s Record Year of Dealmaking

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Hi, it’s Lizzie here in New York. To mark the end of a record year for M&A, today we’re taking stock of some of the biggest deals of 2021. There are also some final notable transactions to wrap up, and a quick recap from SPAC land. 

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We’ve already told you (including here, here and here) that 2021 has topped all records for dealmaking. After such a whirlwind of activity, we thought it’d be worth stepping back and taking a look at the deals that defined each month, so here are our selected highlights from a very busy year. —Lizzie Fournier