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30 Dec 2023

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Global M&A Activity Drops to Decade Low in 2023

In 2023, mergers and acquisitions decreased by [17% to $2.87 trillion](https://www.axios.com/2023/12/28/year-end-deals-data) globally, as per the London Stock Exchange Group. Economic concerns and tight financing markets contributed to the slowdown, posing challenges to company growth and investment. Rising interest rates, geopolitical instability, and recession fears contributed to the slump, but recovery is anticipated with a shift towards strategic, mid-market deals.