Emerging Markets M&A Slumped In First Half, KPMG Says

Law360, New York (August 23, 2012, 8:33 PM EDT) -- Mergers and acquisitions activity between developed countries such as the U.S. and high-growth markets such as China declined over the first six months of 2012 due to the eurozone crisis and U.S. political uncertainty, KPMG LLP said in a study released Thursday.

The tax, audit and business advisory services firm released its biannual Emerging Markets International Acquisition Tracker study, which databases M&A deals for companies based in developed and high-growth countries. According to the study, M&A deals involving a developed acquirer of a high-growth market company...
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