The first quarter of 2018 recorded the best result for mergers and acquisitions in the last two decades. During the first three months of this year, 234 deals were closed, an increase of more than 15% compared to the same period in 2017.

The number shows a small reduction compared to the last quarter of 2017, in which 246 transactions were completed. It should be noted that the last quarter was the best observed since the beginning of this research, which means that the first quarter of this year was quite encouraging.