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Finance: A Long, Slow Climb

7:50 AM MST | January 8, 2010 | Vincent Valk

While overall financial markets and M&A deal volume has recovered a bit from the bottom during the first half of 2009, the road to full recovery will be long, bankers say. There were a total of four chemical M&A deals worth more than $25 million during the first quarter of 2009, says Peter Young, president of Young & Partners (Y&P; New York). That number increased to 8 by the third quarter, but remains far below the historical average, which is in the 20 to 25 range, Young adds. This year, Young expects deal volume to go up. “Ability to...

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