Wednesday, January 03, 2007
After giving us a preview late last year, Thomson Financial this week sent DealBook its official tally of last year’s merger and acquisitions activity. Global M&A topped $3.8 trillion in 2006, a bump of nearly 38 percent over the previous year. Nearly 20 percent of the uear’s deals involved private-equity buyers. And large swaths of the deal-making were handled by two investment banks, Goldman Sachs and Citigroup.