Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Record Year for M&A

As of Monday morning, announced global M&A activity topped $3.5 trillion, according to Thomson Financial. That puts the year above the all-time record set in 2000, when about $3.38 trillion in deals were announced.
Big deals have pushed up this year’s performance in dollar value. The total number of deals announced this year has reached 34,785, which means the average deal has carried a value of slightly more than $100 million, according to Thomson data.

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