In fact, Clayton Utz
's recent The Real Deal
wrap of M&A activity in 2013 found that it was a very quiet year for overall M&A activity, with the lowest number of deals over $50 million since way back in 2002.
However, things are looking brighter in 2014.
Clayton Utz partner Karen Evans-Cullen believes the fundamentals are right for an M&A revival, and she tells us why in this Australasian Lawyer TV report.
Don't miss her predictions on where the big opportunities will be, and how M&A targets can ramp up competitive tension to increase deal premiums.
Australasian Lawyer TV: 2014 will see M&A comeback
M&A was in the doldrums last year for law firms.