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U.S. M&A Could Rebound as Companies See Few Other Growth Options

Jul 25, 2016 - Institutional Investor

U.S. merger and acquisition activity has slowed down this year amid turmoil in capital markets and heightened regulatory scrutiny of big deals. But plenty of transactions continue to be announced, and that trend will probably persist as companies try to buy their way out of slow growth, analysts say.

The volume of transactions announced this year involving U.S. targets totaled $721.4 billion as of June 30, according to Dealogic, down almost 21 percent from the same period of 2015. The num...