Global mergers and acquisitions have been on the rise since 2013. The OECD’s Global Forum on International Investment noted the trend, confirming consistent annual growth in global M&A since cross-border M&A volumes last declined in 2012. 2017 saw the trend continue  with 2018 looking set to follow suit. An imbalance of excess capital and deployment opportunities will continue to be primarily responsible for driving this trend.

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Tosh Kojima
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[1] Allen and Overy M&A Insights: Q4 2017: Resilience in extreme times