Thomson Reuters: 2011 Worldwide M&A Up 3% over 2010

Thomson Reuters: 2011 Worldwide M&A Up 3% over 2010

Announced worldwide M&A totaled US$2,464 billion for 2011, a 3% increase over full year 2010 and the best annual total since 2008 (US$4,139 billion). M&A during the fourth quarter of 2011 reached US$398 billion, down 31% from the third quarter of 2011 (US$577 billion). This marks the third consecutive quarterly decline for worldwide M&A and the lowest quarter for overall deal making activity since the third quarter of 2004.

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