Asset management mergers and acquisitions are on the rise and all signs are pointing to another healthy year for deal activity.

Earlier this month, investment bank Sandler O'Neill + Partners revealed that there were 32 deals announced in the second quarter, 22% fewer than the prior quarter, but slightly ahead of the second quarter of 2012. Despite the second quarter slowdown, 73 deals were announced in the first half of 2013, a 10% increase over the first half of last year.

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