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Finerman's Fine Print: M&A In Motion

If you're looking for a sign of value in the market look no further than the recent flurry of M&A.

Take a look:


Top 5 US M&A Deals Announced In 2010 Year-To-Date
Value ($Bln)Novartis/Alcon 28
Simon Property Group / General Growth 25
Williams Partners / Williams Cos. 13
Schlumberger/Smith International 12
Coca-Cola/Coca-Cola Enterprises 12
Source: Dealogic

As a one-time risk arbitrageur it is music to the chairwoman's ears. What must you know?

I haven’t seen this many deals in a long time and I think it bodes well, says Finerman. Also some of the deals have multiple bidders. Overall, it’s a very bullish sign.

If you think the trend continues I’d get Lazard and Greenhill on the radar, counsels Guy Adami.



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