As seen in Seeking Alpha’s “Resurgent M&A: Brand Crises, New Antitrust Pressures Lie Ahead”
Seeking Alpha reports that mergers and acquisitions activity has risen sharply over the past year, primarily due to an increase in strategic acquisitions targeting growth and diversification. Recent examples include AT&T’s proposed purchase of DirecTV and Facebook’s acquisition of WhatsApp.
According to Kaye Scholer Partner Mel Cherney, Co-Chair of the firm’s Corporate Department, "The return of the strategic acquirer has affected not only public targets, but also transactions involving private equity controlled targets. Strategic acquirers have reemerged as the third major source of potential acquirers, joining IPOs and other private equity purchasers."
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