Experts expect strong M&A activity to continue

By Frank Esposito, Plastics News/

Akron, Ohio-Polymer mergers and acquisitions activity is expected to remain strong in 2004, as the strong euro sparks interest from European firms in North American businesses, according to an M&A professional who specializes in trans-Atlantic transactions.

“With the strength of the euro, we expect to see a lot more activity in the US,” said Jocelyn Bertheau, a partner with Canec International Ltd. of Toronto. “Economic conditions in the U.S. are ahead of Europe, so European buyers can post better results while…

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