Big Deal is a Financial Times video series on the fascinating, fast-moving world of M&A.
The FT's Due Diligence team illuminates the trends behind the complex global transactions that dominate the headlines in a video series the Big Deal. In addition, Arash Massoudi, corporate finance and deals editor, and James Fontanella-Khan, US corporate finance and deals editor, provide a selection of FT articles that amplify the story behind each video. Big Deal also includes expert commentary from law firm Baker McKenzie, in the form of paid posts on the developments shaping global transactions.
More than $20tn worth of M&A deals have been reached worldwide since 2014. Low interest rates, rising stock prices and economic growth have all played a part. Despite a few short-lived slowdowns in activity, the blockbuster deals have kept coming, particularly in the US. But there is one thing that could bring this deal party to an end.