Deal Drivers: The Comprehensive Review of North American Mergers and Acquisitions for Half Year 2005 Data

8/24/2005

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Morrison & Foerster is pleased to sponsor the latest edition of mergermarket's Deal Drivers: The Comprehensive Review of North American Mergers and Acquisitions. This edition provides an analysis of M&A activity and trends for the first half of 2005, including advisory league tables.

Deal Drivers reflects the strong pace of North American merger activity. The strengthened attitude of strategic buyers was something we at Morrison & Foerster experienced directly in several deals this year, including the proposed combination of Inamed Corporation and Medicis Pharmaceutical Corporation, and JDS Uniphase’s purchase of Acterna Corp. We also have seen continued interest by private equity buyers, with buyouts well on course to exceed 2004 value levels in the full year. The global interest in North American M&A also continues to grow. Buyers from China, for example, are looking to the U.S. for acquisitions, which as has been seen presents both major opportunities and some challenges for U.S. companies and regulators.

For further information about our Mergers and Acquisition practice group, please contact the Morrison & Foerster attorney with whom you regularly work or either of the group’s co-chairs:

Michael G. O’Bryan
mobryan@mofo.com
415.268.6352

Lawrence T. Yanowitch
lyanowitch@mofo.com
703.760.7318

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