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Mergers & Acquisitions - 4th Quarter 2017

Mergers & Acquisitions - 4th Quarter 2017

Mergers and acquisitions set to record in 2017

Mergers and acquisitions set to record in 2017

With 830 completed transactions, the number of mergers and acquisitions hit a record high, according to our survey.

This number was 12% higher when compared to the previous year, when 740 operations were carried out.

There were some key factors that helped leverage the number of mergers and acquisitions, making 2017 a record for the number of operations.

First, the domestic transactions, which involves only Brazilian companies, had their third best result in history with 378 operations, behind only 2011 (with 410) and 2008 (with 379).

Second, the recovery in the second half was a highlight, especially in the period between October and December, which totaled 246 deals and became the best quarter in history.

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