What started out as a banner year for buyout deals quickly soured when the credit crisis hit. A look at the biggest stories of the year, and what's in store for 2008.
By Grace Wong, CNNMoney.com staff writer
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As competition for targets becomes more fierce, deal prices start climbing - and worries about a "bubble" escalate. As the deal machine keeps rolling, some industry insiders worry that the good times can't last forever.