Sovereign Wealth Fund H1 2015 Report

December 10, 2015 by Loch Adamson

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Chart: Direct Sovereign Fund Investments, 2007- H1 2015 (Number and Value in $Billions) Over the past few weeks, London bankers have excitedly compared global merger and acquisition activity this year to its pre-crisis high. Could 2015 be the new 2007? The following is an excerpt from Sovereign Wealth Center's H1 2015 report, "Sovereign Wealth Funds Ride the Crest of Global M&A Wave." Over the first six months of the year, the value of completed M&A deals surpassed $1.7 trillion globally, compared to $1.5 trillion during the same period last year, according to London-based research firm Mergermarket. That half-yearly total is the highest since since the $2 trillion in completed deals recorded in H1 2007. Sovereign and government funds have caught the fever for M&A. Sovereign Wealth Center data shows that between…

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