As Fiscal Cliff Looms, 'Tis The Season For Big M&A Deals

Law360, New York (December 21, 2012, 6:59 PM EST) -- Christmas came early this year for a mergers and acquisitions bar starved for billion-dollar deals, with at least 20 large-cap deals worth $45 billion announced during the week of Dec. 17, involving lawyers at two dozen firms and sending the industry into the holidays with a kick.

One Big Law M&A partner, too busy with deal signings to chat, fired off this email in response to a request for comment: “Thank you, fiscal cliff!”

M&A always picks up in late December, as companies spend extra cash...
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