With a slew of deals announced in recent months, Clyde & Co. anticipates completed M&A transactions to surpass 220 worldwide during the first half of this year. That would be the first time since 2019 that level of transactional volume was reached. (Credit: metamorworks/Shutterstock.com) With a slew of deals announced in recent months, Clyde & Co. anticipates completed M&A transactions to surpass 220 worldwide during the first half of this year. That would be the first time since 2019 that level of transactional volume was reached. (Credit: metamorworks/Shutterstock.com)

A rise in global deals in 2020′s second half moved overall annual mergers and acquisitions volume to the second-highest total on record, according to Clyde & Co. LLP, which expects this momentum to carry into 2021.

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