Deal announcements accelerate


All of a sudden, the deal announcements are coming fast and furious. Low interest rates have apparently spawned a return to debt-driven mega deals, including the $24.4 billion proposed leveraged buyout of Dell, the $28 billion proposal by 3G and Warren Buffett for Heinz, and the $11 billion merger by US Airways and American. The deal-making industry is giddy no doubt. There are likely some other announcements in the pipeline. Article