Who Benefits from M&A Activity? Not a Tough Question

From Alan Murray’s daily CEO newsletter:

In yesterday’s post, I suggested the current excess of splitting and merging was driven by investors seeking returns in a zero interest rate world. Several readers quickly pointed out it’s also being driven by banks seeking business. Fortune’s Stephen Gandel reported yesterday banks brought in $19.5 billion on U.S. deals in the first half of this year — the second highest ever, and only slightly below the $20.1 billion record in 2007. Indeed, five years after the passage of Dodd Frank, the banks seem to be doing quite well, thank you very much.

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