One story has overwhelmed all others in the corporate arena over the past year: mergers and acquisitions (M&A). With interest rates at historically low levels and credit spreads close to all-time tights for much of last year, companies around the globe have been gripped by acquisition frenzy. A record-breaking $4.06 trillion worth of acquisitions were made in 2006, according to figures from Dealogic - and the market has shown few signs of slowing down this year.

This has created plenty of

Only users who have a paid subscription or are part of a corporate subscription are able to print or copy content.

To access these options, along with all other subscription benefits, please contact or view our subscription options here:

You are currently unable to copy this content. Please contact to find out more.

Sorry, our subscription options are not loading right now

Please try again later. Get in touch with our customer services team if this issue persists.

New to View our subscription options

If you already have an account, please sign in here.

You need to sign in to use this feature. If you don’t have a account, please register for a trial.

Sign in
You are currently on corporate access.

To use this feature you will need an individual account. If you have one already please sign in.

Sign in.

Alternatively you can request an individual account here