In the wake of the credit crisis, the M&A market has been adversely affected by several factors. In addition to a lack of financing options, acquirers and sellers are grappling with the problem of making realistic valuations amid rapidly declining revenues and uncertain consumer and business demand. However, certain industries, such as the financial sector, experienced increasing activity and acquirers demonstrated an appetite for smaller deals and distressed assets. This changing and volatile economic environment, coupled with increased shareholder scrutiny, makes it crucial for companies to analyze the factors affecting M&A deal success.
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