Every year, global M&A deals register in the trillions of dollars — in fact, their total value is greater than the annual U.S. Federal budget. This whitepaper takes a close look at the deals that made up 2015 and adds context to the M&A landscape. But 80% of M&A deals fail. So if you’re thinking about playing this risky game, you might want to start by reading our whitepaper. Includes illustrations from the infographic. All sources cited.