As the global financial landscape continues to reshape, mergers and acquisitions this year will be led by those firms seeking capital or those that have capital in hand to put to work, according to Jefferies Putnam Lovell.

While M&As were robust in the first half of 2008, they ground to a halt in the second half of the year, according to the investment bank.

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