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2014: A year in M&A

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Mergers and acquisitions broke a seven-year losing streak in 2014, and with $3.48 trillion worth of deals, it was the best 12 months since pre-financial crisis 2007 .

JPMorgan exec: Market ripe for M&A

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The environment for mergers and acquisitions is as strong as it's ever been, a top JPMorgan Chase banker with nearly 40 years of experience on Wall Street told CNBC on Thursday.

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One-third of global firms plan acquisitions: Survey

More than a third of companies are planning mergers or acquisitions within the next year, according to an Ernst & Young (EY) survey of senior executives across 70 countries, as confidence grows in the global economic recovery.