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Global M&A value up in 2018, but deal count down for the first time since 2010: report

Value of deals rose 11.5% to US$3.53 trillion from a year ago; number of transactions fell to 19,232 after a near 10-year rise

The largest M&A deal of 2018 for the Asia-Pacific ex-Japan region was the US$16 billion acquisition of Indian online retailer Flipkart by US retail giant Walmart.


CHEAP financing, pressure on companies to consolidate, and competition from sponsors drove the value of global merger and acquisitions (M&A) in 2018, though the number of deals struck fell for the first time since 2010, deal intelligence service Mergermarket said in a report...

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