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Q3 tech M&A spending tops the charts, but is it a one-hit wonder?

Boosted by a September surge, spending on global tech acquisitions in the just-completed Q3 soared to the highest quarterly total of 2017. In fact, the $119bn worth of tech deals announced during the July-September period only slightly trailed the total amount spent during the first six months of 2017. However, given that many of the biggest prints appear to be one-time transactions, there's some question about the sustainability of the surge.