Europe's M&A Frenzy

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Increased merger and acquisition activity means investment managers must research and react to deals faster than conventional solutions allow. By David Frankel, vice president of financial services, firstRain

The volume of global mergers and acquisitions is just a fraction away from the record set during the golden days of the Internet, media and telecom bubble. A resurgence of hostile takeover bids around the globe is predicted to push M&A activity this year above the record £1,419 billion (