M&A to grow next year, report says

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Takeovers are in the news today with big deals from Caterpillar and EMC, and analysts see more activity in 2011.

CAT M&A volume will exceed $3 trillion next year, according to a survey by Thomson Reuters and consultancy Freeman. That would be the highest total since 2007's $4.28 trillion, and represent an increase of more than one-third from this year.

The poll was based on conversations with 150 executives across the spectrum of small to large businesses. They also said that emerging markets will be the most active region and predicted more sales of stock and corporate bonds.

The results are similar to reports last week from number cruncher Dealogic, which found that developing countries account for more than 31 percent of all M&A so far this year, the highest ever. Latin American International debt issuance is also running at a record pace, according to Dealogic.

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