CC predicts 2014 M&A rise

Clifford Chance is predicting that a gradual increase in M&A activity this year will give momentum to early 2014 and beyond.

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The law firm's latest Global M&A Trends report will be published in January but a preview, based on the first 11 months, gives a positive outlook. Corporate partner Patrick Sarch said: 'All the signs point to a slow and steady recovery in the global M&A market in 2014. Developed economies are strengthening, finance is readily available and confidence is growing. Behind the scenes we are seeing renewed interest in M&A opportunities in developed markets. Europe in particular will come back into favour as acquirers seek to secure technology, skills and established brands at attractive valuations.' Source: FTSE Global Markets

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