Magic circle M&A teams hold steady as credit squeeze hits deal markets
European M&A activity levels have held up across the magic circle despite the downturn in the credit markets. Statistics compiled for Legal Week by Mergermarket show that volume levels fell by a third across magic circle advisers in the first calendar quarter of 2008, compared with Q1 2007. Despite the significant drop, the firms put in a better performance than many would have expected given the slowdown in overall deal activity.
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