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Global uncertainties dampen deal appetites in 2017

But tech advancements expected to drive next wave of M&A growth; dealmakers also preferring to spread risk across borders instead of consolidating within home markets

Deal value, however, picked up in the final month of 2017 thanks in part to five mega-deals being recorded that month, which included The Walt Disney Company's acquisition of 21st Century Fox Inc's entertainment assets.


GLOBAL uncertainties put a dampener on investment appetites in 2017, with the year's mergers-and-acquisitions (M&A) activity falling just short of previous years'.

Still, bright spots are peeking through the clouds, with deal value...