Ken Menges Quoted on Hike in Texas M&A

The Dallas Morning News, for its article “Texas merger activity increased in the fourth quarter,” interviewed Akin Gump Dallas partner in charge Ken Menges.

Menges noted, in response to 2013’s lag in activity behind 2012’s record year, “The M&A numbers in 2012 were positively skewed on the high end because businesses wanted to beat any major tax changes and were worried about the fiscal cliff issues”—a view that, the paper notes, is borne out by Mergermarket, whose data fueled the article.

Akin Gump was among the top dealmakers, having advised on 32 M&A deals in 2013.