Emerging Markets Shine Despite Sluggish Global M&A Activity

Law360, New York (September 10, 2012, 7:20 PM EDT) -- Global mergers and acquisitions activity is down almost 25 percent through the first six months of this year, but the world's fastest-growing economies are bucking the trend, fueled by investors looking for better returns as western economies flag, according to new research from Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP.

Deal flow targeting key growth markets in Latin America, Africa and Asia is up 10 percent from the first half of 2011 to $86.2 billion, according to a report released Monday by the London-based firm. Inbound M&A is at...
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