Frank Aquila and Melissa Sawyer Review 2014 M&A Activity for The M&A Lawyer

December 8, 2014

In its November/December 2014 issue, The M&A Lawyer published an article written by Mr. Aquila and Ms. Sawyer titled, “Unbroken: 2014 In Review and What to Expect In 2015.” The article discusses how “2014 has been the best year for deals since the financial crisis,” citing an increase in deal volumes and a decrease in deal premiums. The article goes on to explain the reasons for these increases, with Mr. Aquila and Ms. Sawyer exploring activism, the role of proxy advisors and deal litigation, among other topics, and concludes with a look forward to 2015. Mr. Aquila and Ms. Sawyer note, “We are optimistic that deal volumes will hold steady or continue to increase in 2015. Healthcare will continue to be active, but we also anticipate that many large industrial, consumer and retail companies will start to look at big deals again.”