In May 2018, British companies placed and sold new bonds for 11 billion pounds, which was a record volume of corporate obligations. As reported by the Bank of England, the purpose of corporate bonds placing was to finance mergers and acquisitions. British companies informed the Bank of England that the activity on the M&A market had increased, and the appeals of foreign clients for consultations on mergers and acquisitions had become more frequent. Earlier it was reported that the world's companies in the first half of the year announced mergers and acquisitions for a record $2.5 trillion.
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