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A look at US merger activity going back to 2000

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NEW YORK (AP) — Here is a look at U.S. merger and acquisition activity going back to 2000. Number of deals and value are listed. Deals peaked in 2007, just before the Great Recession. 2000: 10,472 deals; total value of $1.5 trillion. 2001: 8,216 deals; total value of $794 billion. 2002: 7,429 deals; total value of $470 billion. 2003: 7,416 deals; total value of $572 billion. 2004: 8,253 deals;...

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