Global M&A Hit $2.25 Trillion in 2010
This was the first year since 2007 that the mergers industry has posted positive growth, Reuters reported. Deals in emerging markets made up a record 17% of the total.
Greater confidence about the global economy and easy financing are helping to fund the expansion.
"The increase in M&A activity in 2011 should exceed that of 2010," said Henrik Aslaksen, global head of M&A at Deutsche Bank (DB).
"There's more confidence, there's ample liquidity, financing costs are attractive, and there's an intense focus amongst corporates to identify growth opportunities," Aslaksen said.
Global M&A grew by 19% in 2010. The figure was 11% for the United States and 5% for Europe, Reuters said.