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Global M&As see 18% decline to $1.71 trillion in January-June

Global merger and acquisition activity for the first half of this year amounted to USD 1.71 trillion, registering a decline of 18 per cent over the same period last year, says a Dealogic report.

 According to the global deal tracking firm, after three successive quarters with USD 1 trillion volume in 2015, global M&A fell to USD 758.5 billion and USD 951.6 billion in March quarter and June quarter of 2016, respectively.

For January-June, there was M&As activity worth USD 1.71 trillion, down 18 per cent year-on-year basis. In the first half of 2015, M&A deals worth USD 2.09 trillion were announced.
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