WSJ Wealth Adviser Briefing: Mergers, IPOs, New Tech

Jan 02, 2019 - MoneyBeat
IPOs

The year got off to a fast start for deal making as companies struck mergers at a torrid pace. But choppy financial markets, trade tensions and fears of an economic slowdown hampered deal makers when they returned from summer vacation. It was still a good year and is set to go down as the third-busiest ever for M&A, trailing only 2007 and 2015, with more than $3.8 trillion in announced deals.

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