Corporate America is sitting on trillions in cash. Prof Ajay Patel featured in Business Journals publications

7.14.2017 Article, Faculty News, Finance, General

In the Portland Business Journal, National Digital Producer Jeff Jeffrey writes about the conjecture that corporate cash reserves could set off a round of mergers and acquisitions. He interviewed Finance Professor Ajay Patel, the Thomas S. Goho Chair in Finance, writing:

Ajay Patel, a finance professor at Wake Forest University, said a jump in M&A dealmaking among those tech and life sciences giants is unlikely since so much of that cash is parked overseas. If companies were to repatriate those holdings, they’d take a huge tax hit, he said.

Read the full story in the Portland Business Journal.

The story also ran in the Houston Business Journal, the Denver Business News, the Boston Business Journal and other news outlets.