October M&A highest on record

Technology and health care companies prove popular targets
Thursday 12 Jan 2017 Author: William Cain
A landslide of mergers and acquisitions (M&A) in the fourth quarter of 2016 saw the highest value of deals ever recorded in a single month in October. Global deal-making hit $526bn in October 2016 driven by megadeals including US telecom network AT&T’s (T:NYSE) offer for media and entertainment outfit Time Warner (TWX:NYSE) and British American Tobacco’s (BAT) $58.1bn bid for Reynolds American (RAI:NYSE) . Staying on the sidelines Action...

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