The market for mergers and acquisitions is expected to remain strong into 2006, according to a new study released by the corporate financial advising arm of KPMG International.

The global M&A market is currently outperforming 2004's activity levels by 19 percent -- measured in both the value and volume of completed deals. As the end of the year approaches, the survey found that 24,806 M&A deals with a combined value of more than $2 trillion have already been completed worldwide. Last year, a total of 20,888 deals, valued at $1.7 trillion, were completed during the first 11 months of the year.

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