Global mergers and acquisition (M&A) activities are expected to jump 36% this year, reaching an estimated $3.04 trillion, according to Thomson Reuters and Freeman Consulting Services' November 2010 report. The M&A market, which hit its peak in 2007 at $4.28 trillion, has been severely impacted by economic downturn.
However, this year's buyers are expected to be more strategic in their acquisitions compared to previous buyers who focused on distressed companies and value deals. Read more for a deeper understanding of the dynamics of M&As in the service supply chain industry.
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