How M&A Got Off To Its Best Start In Years

Law360, New York (February 4, 2014, 5:40 PM EST) -- A string of big-ticket transactions over the past month helped mergers and acquisitions to its strongest January since 2011, according to a recent report, and experts say several key drivers of that activity will likely continue to lure deal makers to the bargaining table in the near term.

Through January, buyers around the globe had plunked down $228.2 billion on acquisitions, pushing deal volume up a whopping 85 percent over figures from the same month in 2013, according to data compiled by Thomson Reuters. Several major...
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