Record period for M&A

Data shows January 2017 was strongest start to a year ever
Thursday 16 Feb 2017 Author: Daniel Coatsworth

January 2017 saw the strongest start to a year on record in terms of mergers and acquisitions activity, according to Mergermarket. The financial information group says there were 1,137 deals in the month worth £254.5bn – which is 58.8% higher than January 2016. The consumer sector accounted for a third of the deals in January 2017 in monetary terms. 

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