Year Of Megamergers Leaves Questions On M&A Health

By Chelsea Naso (September 30, 2015, 4:11 PM EDT) -- While deal value in 2015 so far is off the charts, the total number of deals has dropped, calling into question the mergers and acquisitions environment's overall health in a year peppered with megamergers.

The total value for deals announced as of Sept. 18 hit $3.35 trillion, a pace only matched in 2007, when the M&A market saw $3.5 trillion worth of deals during the same stretch, according to data tracked by Dealogic. The same span of 2014 recorded $2.56 trillion worth of deals.

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While the value of deals has soared, their numbers have dwindled: There...

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