Research has revealed that mergers and acquisitions (M&A) in the corporate sector are set to increase considerably in 2013.
The survey was conducted among 300 M&A professionals in the United States. According to 76% of the respondents, their company is likely to make at least one acquisition in 2013. Sixty percent of M&A professionals reported that the massive cash reserves of their companies would drive greater deal activity, while 40% of the professionals believed advantageous credit terms were one of the supporting factors for greater transactional activity. According to 26% of the respondents, the opportunities available in emerging markets were another contributory factor.
Widening geographic reach is among the primary factors cited as responsible for acquisitions by 20% of respondents, while for 19%, it is the desire for profitable operations. Seventeen percent believe it is the desire to enter a new business field that will contribute to more acquisitions.
Respondents don’t think the size of the deals would increase by much, though. Deals are largely expected to be of the same magnitude as in 2012 with 79% of those surveyed expecting the deals to be worth $250 million or below. Up to 12% of the surveyed population believes the deals will be valued from $250 million to $500 million. Only two percent of respondents expect the deals to be between a billion and five billion dollars.
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