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Developments and Antitrust Issues in M&A Activity and Regulation

Kostis Hatzitaskos, Corporate Livewire Q2 Review, August 2015

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Like most other measures of economic activity, mergers and acquisitions suf- fered in the wake of the recession that began in late 2007, both in the United States and internationally. While the economic recovery that started in 2010 has been slow and uneven, the number of companies engaged in M&A deals has trended steadily upward. M&A activity is up significantly year-over-year, both in terms of the number of deals and the total size of the deals. By many mea- sures, these levels have not been seen since 2007. Deal making has boomed in the first half of 2015.

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