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ANALYSIS: Billion-Dollar M&A Deals Are Doing OK, Considering

Aug. 19, 2020, 8:31 AM

Today is the 160th day since the pandemic was declared on March 12, and global M&A deals valued at $1 billion or greater are doing all right, considering the circumstances. Focusing on announced deals that either have made it to closing already or remain pending with a definitive agreement in place, these large deals have been picking up momentum this summer after a drastic low point in April—although the numbers still pale in comparison to last year.

Since the start of the pandemic, 135 total pending and completed global M&A deals valued at $1 billion or greater have...

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