What is fuelling the rise in M&A activities lately?

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SINGAPORE (Nov 10): At least one new deal has been announced every day over the last week, with the largest being COSCO Shipping International (Singapore)’s S$488 million offer for logistics services provider Cogent Holdings on Nov 3.

In fact, a pickup in M&A deal values is making quite a few investors richer this year.

Singapore-targeted M&A activity this year reached US$44.97 billion (S$61.2 billion) as at Nov 2, according to data from Dealogic, marking a 95.8% increase from the total deal value for the same period last year, while total number of deals have remained fairly constant for both years, hovering around 400... (Click here to read the full story.)