Sullivan & Cromwell's M&A Hotline is Ringing

April 4 (Bloomberg Law) -- Despite the number of global mergers-and-acquisition deals being down year over year for the first quarter, Sullivan & Cromwell expects deal work to increase this year because the phone is ringing more often at its New York office, partner Frank Aquila tells Bloomberg Law's Lee Pacchia. "A year ago, very few clients were considering making larger or even smaller acquisitions," he says. And most deals clients consider fall through the cracks. "You have to get 50 phone calls to get 20 deals done," he says. Japan's moves to push down the value of the yen and the end of the leadership change in the Chinese government point toward growth in Asian M&A over the next nine months, he says. Aquila also feels that domestic deal work is also likely to rebound, while Europe is expected to remain uncertain.

Will Snap Open the Floodgates for Other IPOs?
06:57 - Perhaps even more than in the typical debate over tech company IPOs, opinions are split on whether Snapchat's shares are worth buying in its initial public offering and whether it will prove a fit and lasting public company. The answer to the first question will come on Wednesday, when Snapchat is expected to close its first stock sale to the public. Bloomberg's Alex Barinka and Sarah Frier have more on "What'd You Miss?" (Source: Bloomberg)
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