M&A: Deals are up by nine per cent

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Nearly 14,000 mergers and acquisitions have been announced so far in 2014 and is forecast to pass 22,000 deals by the end of the third quarter.

The Deloitte M&A Index predicts 8,350 deals (by volume) in the third quarter of 2014, equivalent to a 9 per cent rise year-on-year and a 6 per cent increase on the second quarter of 2014.