Yorkshire sees rise in mergers and acquisitions amid Brexit uncertainty
Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) involving UK companies in the second quarter of 2018 significantly dropped largely due to the uncertainty surrounding Brexit, according to the latest Office of National Statistics (ONS) quarterly bulletin.
During the second quarter, the value of inward M&A was reported at £6.5bn, £15.8bn lower than in the previous quarter.
In addition, the values of outward M&A deal fell to £1.9bn in Q2, down from £2.5bn in Q1, which is the lowest level since the third quarter of 2013.
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