The year 2014 has started out as a big deal for companies that have been a part of mergers and acquisitions, according to financial services consultant Bradley Reifler. The first quarter of this year has been profitable, as many companies have sought to buy up the competition. Quite a few of the acquisitions have involved American businesses either buying or selling to competitors overseas. Investors have an opportunity to profit from these mergers and acquisitions. However, it is essential for top investors to be aware of the best companies for their clients.
At the beginning of 2014 Comcast sought to buy Time Warner Cable for $45 billion, Actavis is currently negotiating to buy Forest Laboratories for $25 billion, and Facebook bought WhatsApp for $19 billion. In prior years, transactions of this magnitude were not common because of the uncertainty of the federal budget, the debt ceiling and the outcome of the Affordable Care Act. Nevertheless, financial service professionals expect that more of these multi-billion dollar mergers will continue as the economy recovers and becomes more stabilized, reported the San Diego Union-Tribune. Read more