Less activity leads to more sustainable deals

While merger activity has fallen to a third of its level in its peak of 1998 to 2000, the deals are making more sense and offering better opportunities.

Deals are being driven by the bottom line, with strong companies taking out weaker ones, Dwight Eyrick, fund manager with New York-based West Broadway Partners, said.

The more sensible deals taking place are more sustainable, especially given the current market environment, he noted.

Also helping merger arbitrage managers are proposed changes in

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