U.S. firms were the most active acquirers of emerging markets companies in the first half of 2011, according to KPMG International, closing 144 deals. This was nearly twice the 82 acquisitions by Canada. The U.K. made 62 deals, followed by Japan, with 61.

KPMG’s Emerging Markets International Acquisition Tracker study includes deals in which an acquirer takes at least a 5% shareholding interest.

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