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No Sign Of A Summer M&A Slowdown In Sight

By Benjamin Horney (July 2, 2021, 3:44 PM EDT) -- The pace of mergers and acquisitions typically slows once summer hits, but activity is roaring as dealmakers try to capitalize on pent-up demand in an increasingly competitive market featuring special purpose acquisition company mergers, non-traditional technology buyers and more.

Following last year's COVID-19 outbreak, dealmaking stalled as companies either hit the brakes on deals in progress or outright terminated them in order to turn inward and figure out what the pandemic would mean for the health of their businesses. That led to a first half of 2020 in which the overall value of global mergers and acquisitions amounted to just $1.1...

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