M&A activity in August (typically a slow month) was at a 14-month low, but 2011 remains a...

|By:, SA News Editor

M&A activity in August (typically a slow month) was at a 14-month low, but 2011 remains a healthy year overall, with the $2T in deals announced thus far representing an 18% Y/Y increase. Goldman Sachs (GS) leads all i-banks, having involved itself in $492.8B in transactions. Though it could take a hit if AT&T/T-Mobile falls through.