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US: Nation is world’s only region for M&A growth this quarter

 |  September 28, 2014

The US is cited as the world’s only region where mergers and acquisitions activity grew in this year’s third quarter, according to reports.

M&A database Zephyr released research findings that found that while the 3Q results are the third-highest in nine quarters for M&A activity, worldwide deals dropped by 18 percent.

Despite this global downturn, the US was found to be the only region where deals actually grew, from $445 billion to $456 billion, according to reports.

According to Zephyr, the 3Q’s “disappointing” results are due to the few major acquisitions announced under the period. But according to the research, 11 of the 20 largest transactions in the quarter involved US companies.

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