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Finance: A Return to M&A

2:01 PM MST | January 7, 2011

Analysts expect 2011 to be another strong year for M&A in the chemical industry. M&A activity should pick up this year because producers accumulated high cash levels during the financial crisis, and expectations of low macro growth, says a Deutsche Bank (New York) report. M&A volume has not returned to levels before the financial crisis began in second-half 2008 because executives are unwilling to do transformational mega deals since the economy is still recovering, Deutsche says. “A rising equity market coupled with low interest rates should lead...

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