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M&A Soars To $902B In Highest 1st-Quarter Clip Since 2007

Law360, New York (April 2, 2015, 7:52 PM EDT) -- Global mergers and acquisitions soared to $902.2 billion, the highest first-quarter volume in eight years, with health care companies leading the deal-making frenzy and Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP topping the firms advising such deals, according to a Dealogic report Wednesday.

M&A volume for the past three months beat the year-ago total of $732.8 billion by 23 percent, Dealogic data showed, marking the highest first-quarter clip since the same period in 2007 surpassed $1 trillion. Rising equity markets supported by ready cash and cheap...
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