SPAC deals propel Q1 M&A activity to strongest start since 1980

Global M&A hits $1.3bn

Anna Fedorova
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M&A activity hits record in Q1
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M&A activity hits record in Q1

Global M&A activity has seen the strongest opening since 1980, with worldwide deals totalling $1.3trn year-to-date and 27% of deals between $1bn-$5bn coming from SPACs.

The first quarter saw global M&A activity increase by 93%, according to Refinitiv, the strongest percentage gain in 33 years. This was fuelled by the recently SPAC deal frenzy, with the value and number...

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