The global volume of mergers and acquisitions (M&A) in the first three quarters of 2017 reached $2,435 trillion, an increase of 2.8% in annual terms. This is evidenced by research company Thomson Reuters, which cites PRIME.
In just the first nine months of 2017, it was announced 35 360 deals around the world. Of these, only 27 had completed 255 deals in total amount of $2,212 trillion.
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In the third quarter of the worldwide volume of M&A transactions totaled $819,7 billion, the figure is 3% less data for the second quarter of this year ($845,3 billion), but 2% higher than the indicator for the quarter a year earlier ($806,4 billion).
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In the energy sector or electricity production, the volume of transactions in the nine months was $369,8 billion, which is 7% higher in annual terms. In the sphere of industrial production the volume of transactions increased by 25%. The real estate accounted for 12% of the total amount spent during the period of M&A transactions, and the technology sector is 10%.