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Global M&A Demonstrated Surprising Resilience In 2019 Amid Economic Caution And A Stricter Regulatory Regime

According to Bain & Company's second corporate M&A report, scope deals for growth and capabilities accelerated from prior years, accounting for 60 percent of all large M&A last year Volatile economic activity led many executives to adopt recession footing in 2019, yet deal activity was surprisingly resilient. In Europe and Asia, M&A activity was adrift in the first half of the year before rebounding.  Meanwhile, the U.S. started strong before it plateaued. While the number of 2019 deals ended 2 percent lower…