Deals worth $1.9 trillion have been announced since July, according to Refinitiv. The number marks the strongest second half to November since the data provider began tracking in the 1970s.
For the month of November, the technology sector led dealmaking with a monthly value only exceeded twice since Refinitiv began record keeping in the 1970s. Tech M&A is at the highest level year-to-date level of all-time, with both value and number of deals exceeding those recorded in dot-com boom.
Private equity-backed M&A has reached highest November total since 2006 and number of deals announced year-to-date has reached all-time high.