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The Onex Corp. logo is displayed at the company's annual general meeting in Toronto.
The Onex Corp. logo is displayed at the company's annual general meeting in Toronto.
(NATHAN DENETTE/THE CANADIAN PRESS)

Welcome to 2014: The year of the private equity deal maker

There’s every sign that 2014 will be the year private equity deals come roaring back, led by more huge transactions that recall the mega-acquisitions of the pre-crisis era.

Last year was the biggest for private-equity-backed buyouts since the financial crisis, with $274-billion (U.S.) worth of deals.