2010 M&A by the Numbers (1H)

Barron’s has some interesting data points on deal activity in 2010:

• 1,701: volume of deals in the first half, about stable with the like period in 2009

• $362 billion: total value of deals in the first half

• 8.7%: rise in first-half deal value from the 2009 period

• $41.6 billion: value of private-equity exits in the period, versus $35 billion in all of 2009

All data via Mergermarket and Merrill DataSite.

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