Mergers and Acquisitions Are Back in Play

After a flattish year following the 38% decline from the 2007 peak to 2012, merger & acquisition activity is starting to pick up at a healthy clip in 2014. In this year's first quarter, M&A volume was up 6% sequentially and up 33% from the prior year's first quarter.

 It was the most active M&A start to the year since 2011, with deal sizes larger than they've been for the last five quarter ones. Today's article discusses why we think the environment is ripe for an acceleration in activity, and identifies a number of stocks that could be the beneficiary of this takeover activity....606 more words left in this article. To read them, just click below and try Real Money FREE for 14 days.

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