OCTOBER DEAL BOOK: Investment Falls In Mega Deal Vacuum, M&A Hits USD88bn

Investment continues to fluctuate at a global level, falling 47% month on month to USD3.4bn in October. With September this year including big rounds such as SoFi's USD1bn, that's not too surprising and it's likely that investment levels will pick up again as companies look to close rounds before the end of the year. The figure is also down 31% from the same month last year, when USD4.6bn was invested - again, last September lsat year saw a string of big investments including Magic Leap's USD542m and eight rounds coming in at USD100m or higher.