M&A market reaches record level

The Dutch mergers and acquisition market reached record levels in the second quarter with 195 transactions valued at a total €59.4bn, reports Wednesday’s Volkskrant quoting publisher KSU.

The sale of ABN Amro’s US subsidiary LaSalle to Bank of America was the biggest deal (€15bn) in the second quarter of this year. The takeover of property firm Rodamco by France’s Unibail was in second place (€9.3bn).
Some 188 takeovers with a combined worth of €58.2bn were recorded in the same 2006 period.

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