The appetite for M&A is rising despite uncertain times. Behind it is the growing popularity of quarterly portfolio reviews.
Nothing excites the business world like an M&A deal. Think of the fuss caused by the $30bn race to takeover of Sky by Comcast. And according to advisory firm EY, executives are so heady with M&A fever that the global “appetite” for deals is at its highest level for a decade.
EY released a report this week saying a survey of 2,900 executives across the world had revealed that 59% of their companies are planning to acquire another business in the next 12 months, up from the 52% last year. More than 90% believe the M&A market will improve this year.
That’s a lot of potential buying and selling of companies. What’s perha
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