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The top 5 M&A stories in Q3 2017
We round up the major stories in the world of dealmaking from the past quarter including a China downturn, an aerospace upswing and an oil price turnaround
Energy deals speed up in Q3 as overall deal market slows down
Global M&A decreased in the third quarter, despite generally robust economic fundamentals
Real estate private equity builds on solid foundations in Q2
Private equity investment in real estate shot up sharply in Q2 2017, as dealmakers look to deploy dry powder in increasingly sizable deals
German M&A powers forward in 2017 despite electoral uncertainty
Germany achieved a record for M&A deal value in Q2, with industrial deals dominating the market
M&A feels the force of shareholder activists
Shareholder activism is moving into the mainstream as activists launch ever-bolder campaigns
Tech-retail convergence drives consumer sector M&A
Changing consumer habits and disruptive innovations are inspiring mergers designed to combine the best features from virtual and concrete retailers.
Despite an uptick, China M&A remained sluggish in Q2
Activity was up compared to Q1 2017, but deal value was down by more than half from the peak of Q4 2015.