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Why M&A is set to continue its hot streak in 2021


A surge in big-ticket mergers and acquisitions and a boom in initial public offerings saw the world’s largest investment banks pull in $87.5 billion in 2020, as the COVID-19 crisis pushed revenues to a 13-year high. 

That looks set to continue, as top deal makers expect a shift from the fundraising that defined the early days of the pandemic, to a rise in M&A work in 2021, as companies reshape their businesses while the full effect of the coronavirus crisis is felt. 

Chief executives will continue to pursue big-ticket deals, while private-equity companies — sitting on almost $1.6 trillion of uninvested capital, according to data provider Preqin — will swoop on…


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