M&A, mergers and acquisitions, M&A activity


Business | Business Analytics


Most of 2009 was slow for mergers and acquisitions (M&A), due to financial turmoil and economic uncertainty that carried over from late 2008. But the deal market rebounded in the fourth quarter of 2009 and 2010 appears to be much better for M&A than 2009. Yet while the global economy shows signs of recovery, and many buyers and sellers are flush with cash, M&A activity may begin slowly in the United States in 2011 due to uncertainty about the business outlook and potential tax changes. In this article, we briefly review M&A activity in the first half of 2010, and look back on 2009. We comment on current deal making, suggest factors that may influence future deals, and conclude with expectations for the future.

Original Citation

Sanchez, C., Goldberg, S. R., Seeber - Student, C. D. (2011). M&A Update. The Journal of Corporate Accounting & Finance, 22(2), 9-13.