Mergers and acquisitions: Looking beyond the global downturn - report

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Today’s headlines may be dominated by the global economic downturn, but when privately held businesses (PHBs) are asked about their plans for the next three years, a more balanced picture emerges. While the current tightening of lending policy and uncertain economic outlook is clearly impacting transaction volumes at the moment, the results suggest that PHBs retain a surprisingly robust attitude to deals over the next three years.

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