2014 is shaping up to be an amazing year for M&A. According to Thomson Reuters, worldwide deal activity is up 73% over H1 2013, and cross-border M&A has doubled. We’ve seen a number of mega deals announced, with Facebook, Apple, and Google all putting their excess cash to work. Of course, H1 has not been without its controversies, like the proposed Comcast/Time Warner deal, or the steady rise in tax inversion deals.
Here are some of the best deal making quotes from H1. We can’t wait to see what H2 has in store.