Deal lawyers gearing up for big year for M&A activity as corporate cash piles up

“Either use it or return it to me”, investors are telling corporate officers about their accumulated cash. That means more (and more complex) deals - and busy lawyers

Investor pressure for companies to spend their accumulated cash could help make 2018 a boom year for M&A deals.

That’s the sunny, revenue-happy forecast provided by partners at Davis Polk & Wardwell, Sullivan & Cromwell, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton, and Hogan Lovells – all firms that landed among the top 20 in year-end M&A rankings based on the volume of global deals.

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