With growing optimism that the U.S. economy is headed in the right direction, private equity firms are gearing up for an increase in M&A activity.
In exclusive interviews at a Tulane University M&A conference, top dealmakers talked with David Faber about the M&A long-term outlook.
Robert Kindler, the vice chairman of investment banking for Morgan Stanley :
"Just because you can get money, doesn't mean you shoud do deals."
Doug Braunstein, head of Americas investment banking at JPMorgan Chase :
"As the economy strengthens...companies are going to start using the cash."
Is M&A Ripe for the Picking?:
Robert Spatt, Simpson Thacher & Barlett:
There is growing argreement that things are "clearly getting better."