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Dan Primack Feb 1, 2017
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Global M&A hits 6-year high

Global mergers and acquisitions hit a 6-year high for the month of January, according to Thomson Reuters. Total announced deals hit $258.2 billion, which is up 38% from last January. Included was a 31% boost for cross-border M&A to $106.8 billion, which is the highest such January total since 2006.

The only negative note was in Asia, where targets were down 12% to $57.6 billion. Americas targets were up 7%.

Source: Thomson Reuters