Global M&A activity is flat so far in 2018

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U.S. tech companies continue to be the most active acquirers in the world, says a new report from Crunchbase and Mind the Bridge

The pair crunched data on 22,000 startup exits since 2010, recording about 4,200 so far this year. U.S. companies, though less active this year than last, have acquired approximately 2x more startups than their European counterparts.

Overall, 2018 is a flat year for M&A activity, despite a record-setting 2017. 

Here are a few key takeaways from the report, which you can read in full here.

There was a slight decrease in activity in the U.S., but Europe has really pulled back. European companies have completed 11 percent fewer M&A deals YoY.  U.S. and European companies continue to make up the


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