Chart of the week: October, the best month for deals so far in 2013

So far this year, October has been the strongest month with $33.57 billion for deals that disclosed financial terms and is largely the result of Dell Inc’s $19.27 billion management-led buyout. The last quarter of 2013 is on track to be the largest for buyout transactions and overtake the $41.6 billion recorded in Q2. (For a PDF version of the chart, click the link at right.)

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