Much of it has to do with the disclosure in the section about acquiring and retaining younger talent but it does go deeper than that. Let’s take a look at events in the late 1990s which set a foundation for the current merger mania:

According to a 2016 AICPA survey:

The major reasons merger mania is alive and well now and for the foreseeable future is that merging firms, at a minimum, expect to:

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