JPMorgan's IB head Douglas Braunstein sees overall M&A market in 2010 better than 2009: "always easy to jump a low bar."
JPMorgan's IB head says corporate balance sheets are in the strongest position in 40 years; corporates have balance sheets for M&A
JPMorgan's investment banking head Douglas Braunstein sees an uptick in hostile deal activity and shareholder activism
JPMorgan investment banking head sees "nascent" M&A recovery; uptick in second half of 2010
Lazard's Barry Ridings says market has Alzheimer's and forgets the turmoil of the past two years
Lazard's Barry Ridings says opening of high yield market means more M&A opportunities coming down the pike
Lazard's Ridings market is ignoring negative signs in the market; defaults to continue