Clinica 100: M&A activity continuing to pick up in 2011
This article was originally published in Clinica
As of 31 October 2011, 146 acquisition deals crossed Clinica's news desk, slightly up from the 142 deals we recorded during the same period (1 January-31 October) last year. Although this seems to indicate a continuing upward trend over 2009, when there were just 130 acquisitions, 2011 still falls short of 2008's figure of around 170 deals, suggesting that the industry is still feeling the effects of the global recession.
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