M&A activity to drive second-half supply



When it comes to the ability to borrow, current conditions for issuers of corporate debt are about as good as they get: low rates for US Treasuries and Eurobonds, tight corporate bond spreads, measured economic growth, benign inflation expectations and, above all, robust demand from real-money accounts with cash to put to work.

In the first half of the year these conditions, together with increased M&A and leveraged buyout (LBO) activity, contributed to healthy global issuance levels in both the

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