Buyout funds sitting on half a trillion dollars committed by investors may need more than a decade to put the money to work if mergers and acquisitions continue at the current pace.

Firms led by Blackstone Group LP and Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. announced $87 billion in deals over the past 12 months, according to data compiled by Bloomberg News.

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