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M&A (merger and acquisition) activity is in the news and on the rise. Deals tend to correlate with business confidence so an uptick in activity is an affirmation of the accelerating economic growth, both in the U.S. and abroad. Companies seek deals to harness growth and innovation, combat disruptive technologies, navigate globalization, and maximize brand strength. Many firms have cash they need to put to use while others are taking advantage of low interest rates. Most deals tend to create synergies which boost earnings and shareholder wealth. So in case you needed yet another reason to believe in this bull market, here it is.

Please watch Karyn Cavanaugh discuss the global synchronized expansion on CNBC Squawk Box.

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