Insights & News

M&A Activity on the up

NEWS: View all News articles.

In spite of the doom and gloom of the Spending Review, October saw a bright spot – a flurry of takeover activity totalling £1.7 billion in just one day. However, this deal bonanza was not a one-off as worldwide deal volumes have risen 26% to 1.34 trillion so far this year compared with the same period last year, according to Dealogic.

Pundits claim the global pick-up in M&A activity, which has resulted in 13% more deals being closed than last year, could indicate that the gap between what sellers are willing to accept and buyers willing to pay is finally closing.

Posted Nov 2010
All BCMS Insights