Merger and acquisition value jumped 39% in the first half of 2011 continuing the trend of strong M&A activity in 2010, according to PwC US.

The increase in M&A value is driven by larger deals, with corporations responsible for much of the activity. Through the first five months of 2011, corporates made up 82% of total deal volume with 1,046 transactions worth $384 billion, or 84% of total deal value, PwC reported.

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