A seller’s market is set to continue after a big year for M&A

The total value of merger and acquisition (M&A)activity was a very buoyant $3.8 trillion in 2015. But the latest Grant Thornton IBR data shows that transaction confidence on both buy and sell side has taken a knock because of global economic instability-particularly in Asia Pacific.  We have also seen a rise in the proportion of transactions made up of cross-border deals as acquirers seek to use M&A to enter new markets. And so those looking at future M&A activity will need to understand sentiment in the M&A market and how this is affected by global economic trends in order to create value for their business.


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