Despite the lack of any blockbuster deals, the third quarter global dollar volume was up 60 percent, making it the best third quarter since 2000. This activity made some attorneys predict the fourth quarter of 2005 to be the best quarter for dealmaking ever in terms of number of deals. However, others warned about a new bubble period.
Eva Davis commented that Kirkland's pipeline is filled through the next quarter and predicted that if there is a downturn in dealmaking, that it wouldn't come before years end. "Everything seems to be going on all cylinders," she said.
This article appeared in its entirety in the October 3, 2005 issue of Mergers & Acquisitions Report.