M&A activity falls sharply in first half of 2008

06/27/2008 | Financial Week

The value of worldwide mergers and acquisitions in the first half of the year fell by nearly a third as investors were unable to borrow the money needed for takeovers. The number of deals announced in the first half of 2008 outstripped the total for the same period last year, according to preliminary figures from Dealogic. But the number valued above $1 billion dropped sharply.

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