2013 M&A Will Be A Test Of C-Suite Confidence

Law360, New York (January 1, 2013, 2:55 PM EST) -- Experts say 2013 could be the year that halting, uneven gains in mergers and acquisitions gives way to a sustained recovery, as the reality of new regulation sinks in and buyers, spurred on by antsy shareholders, take their cash off the sidelines.

The big if? CEO confidence.

On paper, the industry is poised for a breakout year. Companies are flush with cash and facing pressure from investors to keep growing. Many are focusing on their core businesses and cutting those that don't fit. Private equity investments...
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