Law360, New York (August 20, 2010, 12:43 PM EDT) -- Mergers and acquisitions activity is slowly returning. Strategic buyers with cash war chests continue to scour the horizon for synergistic deals. Many private equity funds are nearing the end of their lives. Private equity funds still hold billions of dollars that they must deploy on acquisitions, and these funds face short time horizons in which to do it.
Staring back at these buyers is a treacherous M&A market. The risks in the M&A market have seldom been higher.