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Cross-border activity increases as the economic recovery gains more traction in developed economies
The total value of merger and acquisition (M&A) activity was a very buoyant $3.8trillion 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. 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.
In this viewpoint, Kai Bartels, global leader of mergers and acquisitions explains why those looking at future M&A activity will need to understand sentiment in the M&A market and take a strategic approach before making growth decisions.
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