In general, JEGI uses the number and value of transactions as a barometer for consumer and business confidence. Media, information, marketing, and software and tech-enabled services sectors showed the most robust activity among the industries measured, with a total of 2,157 transactions between them. Those acquisitions and mergers had a value of $218.9 billion, which was 44 percent higher than the valuation of $152.3 billion in 2015. The largest purchase in 2015 was Microsoft’s buyout of LinkedIn for $29.3 billion, with data and software company transactions accounting for the majority of the remaining top 20 acquisitions.
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