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Mergers & Acquisitions Activity Continues Increase as Economy Improves

Over the last several years, there has been a consistent uptick in new merger and acquisition activity. This increase alongside an improving economy is no coincidence. In 2011 the number of mergers and acquisitions in the United States rose 2.5 percent from 2010. Last year ended with global M&A activity rising to its highest level in four years. Good news?  Definitely.  This increase in activity is significant because it demonstrates that the economic environment is alive and well for successful accretion, and the factors that have kept business owners from pursuing a merger or acquisition are either removed or significantly lessened. These factors include things like economic uncertainty, tax issues, the availability of capital and the lending environment.

If you have considered a merger or acquisition for your business, you may be asking yourself if now is the time to act. 

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