With 10 closed first quarter deals in the Accounts Receivables Management and Revenue Cycle Management industries, the global M&A market is off to a strong start in 2014, according to a report released Monday by advisory firm Greenberg Advisors.

Among the Q1 activity, Encore Capital's Cabot Credit Management made headlines again after buying Marlin Financial Group from Duke Street Capital for $484 million. Debt buyer Encore Capital acquired Cabot Credit in 2013 for $177 million.

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