Gold deals underpin second-quarter M&A activity

August 4, 2017

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The value of global merger and acquisition (M&A) activity in the second quarter of 2017 increased by 13% on the previous quarter, to $14.8-billion, and by some 71% on the previous quarter, advisory firm EY reported.

While deal volumes during the quarter declined slightly from 117 deals in the first quarter to 105 deals in the second quarter of 2017, the average deal value increased from $113-million to $139-million, EY’s latest figures show.

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