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TORONTO, ONTARIO: FEBRUARY 09, 2012 - Bay Street in Toronto, Ontario is seen here Thursday Feb. 9, 2012. (Tim Fraser for The Globe and Mail) (For ROB story by n/a)
TORONTO, ONTARIO: FEBRUARY 09, 2012 - Bay Street in Toronto, Ontario is seen here Thursday Feb. 9, 2012. (Tim Fraser for The Globe and Mail) (For ROB story by n/a)
(Tim Fraser For The Globe and Mail)

M&A resurgence may be right around the corner

Bay Street may lament the lack of merger activity, but a few signs point to busier days ahead in the global deals market.

Private equity funds have been raising money briskly: globally, they raised $67.2-billion (U.S.) in the first quarter, according to Prequin. Five of the 10 largest funds to close were buyout funds – and there’s more to come, says Bruce Myers, managing director of Cambridge Associates, a Boston-based investment advisory firm.