Foreign Suitors Snatching Up More US Companies

Law360, New York (October 23, 2015, 6:36 PM EDT) -- The level of merger and acquisition activity involving foreign companies buying into the U.S. is approaching the record hit in 2007, despite soaring company valuations, as European and Asia-Pacific buyers hunt for more consumers, established brands or fresh technology, experts say.

Overall, cross-border merger and acquisition activity has jumped, increasing by 10 percent to $375 billion even as deal volume dropped 16 percent to 1,230 during the third quarter of 2015, compared with the same period in 2014, according to Baker & McKenzie LLP’s quarterly Cross-Border M&A Index.

And deals specifically targeting U.S.-based companies have grabbed the spotlight, as deal value...

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