Chart: Western companies still dominate overseas deal-making

Money makin’.
Money makin’.
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Deal-making from Asia has been fast and furious so far this year—including Nikkei’s $1.3-billion purchase of the Financial Times and Hutchison Whampoa’s $15.3-billion buyout of British carrier O2.

That’s part of the growing appetite by Chinese and Japanese companies for international deals, as Quartz has previously reported. But the total value of deals done by companies in China and Japan still lags far behind the value of deals signed by Western companies in recent years.

Since 2005, companies headquartered in the US, the UK, and a clutch of European countries dominated overseas deal-making.