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Value of global M&As up on mega deals

Despite fewer transactions in the first half, total value rises 8.4% to US$1.49 trillion from 8,052 deals

American multinational pharmaceutical company Johnson & Johnson's, made a US$29.6-billion all-cash offer for Switzerland's Actelion Pharmaceuticals.


The value of mergers and acquisition (M&A) deals around the world has grown in the first half of the year, compared to the same period last year, said Mergermarket, as companies "future-proof" themselves in the wake of rapid changes to...