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M&A Activity on the up

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In spite of the doom and gloom of the Spending Review, October saw a bright spot – a flurry of takeover activity totalling £1.7 billion in just one day. However, this deal bonanza was not a one-off as worldwide deal volumes have risen 26% to 1.34 trillion so far this year compared with the same period last year, according to Dealogic.

Pundits claim the global pick-up in M&A activity, which has resulted in 13% more deals being closed than last year, could indicate that the gap between what sellers are willing to accept and buyers willing to pay is finally closing.

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Posted Nov 2010
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