Fall M&A Forecast Uncertain As Summer Of Big Deals Fades

Law360, New York (September 14, 2015, 2:18 PM EDT) -- Although the summer welcomed some of the year's largest deals, mergers and acquisitions activity could be at a turning point as stock market volatility, low commodities prices, global economic conditions and competitive auctions are delicately poised to either make or break deal flow in the final four months of 2015, experts say.

So far this year, there has been a 34 percent jump in deal value but a 9.4 percent drop in the number of deals inked. As of Friday, 26,118 deals have been announced, totaling $3.26 trillion, compared with the 28,817 deals together worth $2.43 trillion announced during the same...

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