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Megadeals buoy global M&A despite pullback from record 2021

Deals such as Elon Musk’s proposed acquisition of Twitter carried volumes to $2 trillion in first half

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Megadeals buoy global M&A despite pullback from record 2021

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By Kaye Wiggins in London and Ortenca Aliaj and Antoine Gara in New York A wave of megadeals carried global mergers and acquisitions volumes to $2tn in the first half of the year, even as inflation, interest rate rises and the Ukraine war have ravaged confidence and caused significant deals to fall through. Twenty-five deals worth over $10bn have been announced in the first half of 2022, up 12 per cent compared with the same period last year — although overall...

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