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Value of M&A transactions globally 1985-2020

The value of M&A deals globally has risen over the past few decades and tends to mirror the state of the economy overall. Dips can be seen in the years during and following a recession, and M&A activity increases in periods of economic growth. In 2020, the value of global M&A deals amounted to 2.8 trillion U.S. dollars, down from 3.4 trillion U.S. dollars in the previous year.

Value of mergers and acquisitions (M&A) worldwide from 1985 to 2020

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Institute for Mergers, Acquisitions and Alliances (IMAA)
Release date

January 2021



Survey time period

1985 to 2020

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