M&A outlook

Deal activity has started strong in 2018. By some measures, it has been the busiest opening to a year since 2000. What are the prospects from here?

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Murdoch’s exit from Fox and the threat from streaming leads smaller players to reconsider deals

Leverage levels on Thomson Reuters and Dr Pepper Snapple deals raise concerns for investors

Analysts expect M&A in financial data industry where Thomson family still lags behind

Group hopes Dr Pepper Snapple deal will give it an edge over rivals

Total of $273bn in mergers and acquisitions for January is busiest since dotcom boom

January M&A surge prompts questions over valuations

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