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Global M&A makes modest gains in 2017

The numbers of global mergers and acquisitions through the first three quarters of 2017 is effectively flat over 2016, although the value of deals rose by 2.1%, according to preliminary data from Thomson Reuters. Within the U.S., the number of deals climbed by 17% but aggregate deal value fell by nearly 9%.

Data: Thomson Reuters; Chart: Lazaro Gamio / Axios