Buyers Bullish On Future Of M&A: Survey

Law360, New York (September 21, 2009, 4:08 PM EDT) -- The U.S. deal market continues to suffer from the lingering effects of the credit crisis, but there are signs of promise for bullish buyers, especially in the lower midmarket range, according to a survey released Monday Nixon Peabody LLP.

The survey of 104 senior executives and private equity practitioners reported that there were 1,217 deals in the first half of 2009, representing a 45.7 percent decrease compared to this time last year.

But the total value of M&A transactions only dropped 21 percent, from $446.6 billion...
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