M&A: let the good times roll

Can the recent bull run in global M&A carry on? Mark Shafir, global head of Lehman''s M&A business seems to think so.

Given the explosion of MA in the last few months, you must be very busy

Shafir It's been a great run in the last year. December was unbelievable it was the largest month in the history of MA. I think the cupboard is a little bare for everybody on all the big deals right now, but we do feel that the market still looks pretty good with a lot of activity and we're upbeat about what we're going to see.

What themes are driving the market

The biggest is that CEOs are showing renewed interest in growth. Balance sheets have...

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