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Tuesday, November 18, 2014

$100 billion of M&A in a day

“Merger Madness” was the headline this Monday as $100 billion in deals were announced.  Halliburton (acquiring Baker Hughes) and Actavis (acquiring Allergan) shared the spotlight. These two big deals are just the latest in an already strong year for M&A.  The total value for acquisitions of U.S. companies stood at $1.354 trillion before Monday’s news, up […]

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Over $150 Billion – Record Levels of Healthcare M&A

US M&A levels are up across the board. According to Thomson Reuters, 2,777 deals representing $476 billion in value have been announced so far this year (up 78% from the same period last year), with $153.5 billion coming from healthcare. Approximately 71% of that volume is in the pharmaceutical sector, followed by health care equipment […]