The Faber Report

Dealmakers Predict Surge in Mergers and Acquisitions


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.

2010 'Decent, Not a Great Year' for M&As:

Robert Kindler, the vice chairman of investment banking for Morgan Stanley :
"Just because you can get money, doesn't mean you shoud do deals."

M&A Titan Expects a Resurgence:

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."

Separately, CNBC's Matt Nesto has an outlook on stocks that will be the next big targets for M&A.



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