A Bumper Year for Dealmakers


January 15, 2015

The full-year figures for investment activity are pouring in as they do every January. This week Thomson Reuters said that worldwide M&A in 2014 was up 47%, making it the “strongest” year since 2007. Mega-deals drove the value to a six year high of USD 3.5 trillion. Specificially, there were 95 deals with a value greater than USD 5 billion announced in 2014. The most active investment banks for M&A were Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, and JP Morgan. (Image source: Thomson Reuters)

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