34% increase in cash only deals,
92% increase in stock only deals
22% increase in overall M & A activity over 2009
11% of all private equity M & A was in health care
These numbers are taken from Investment Dealers Digest May 28 2010
Deal pricing is favorable and opportunities are abundant (Packard Acquisition search results have been very strong).
It appears we are moving in the right direction although cash is still hard to find if business requirements/conditions are not close to perfect.
Public stock deal seekers will have a terrific advantage these next few years if the economy stays stable.
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