The mergers and acquisitions market has been growing this year, as reported in the Legal Intelligencer here.
The recession forced corporations to implement cost-cutting measures resulting in increased liquidity. This extra cash is one of the reasons attributed to the increase in M&A activity. While the market is not near the levels that were seen in 2007, the increase is still notable.
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The author is Samuel C. Thompson, Jr., former head of the tax department of Schiff Hardin & Waite in Chicago, tax policy advisor, on behalf of the U.S. Treasury Tax Assistance Office and Attorney Fellow in the Securities and Exchange Commission’s Merger and Acquisitions Office, previously taught at the University of California Los Angeles School of Law and was director of the UCLA Law Center for the Study of Mergers and Acquisitions. He is the author of sixteen books and more than 75 articles on corporate and international tax, corporate governance, and antitrust law.