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4th consecutive year of M&A value over $2.9 trn
Median deal size in N. America, Europe up to $40 mln
Tech accounts for 17.8 pct of deals, a record high
Sponsor-backed M&A accounted for 29.8 percent of the 10,465 deals in 2017, the highest proportion since 2007 (30.3 percent), PitchBook reports. In terms of deal value (31.3 percent), private equity M&A was significantly short of the pre-crisis mark (41.8 percent), but higher than it ...