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Mergers & Acquisitions Set to Pick Up in 2011

Mergers & acquisitions activity has picked up in the fourth quarter of 2010 in wholesale distribution and manufacturing. And if a series of surveys out recently are any indication, pent-up demand for acquisitions will push consolidation on a global level to take off in 2011.

In the U.S., according to Robert W. Baird & Company's November global M&A report, there was a 22.7 percent increase in the number of transactions in October, and announced …

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