MoFo, in partnership with 451 Research Group, recently released the results of its second “M&A Leaders Survey,” which gauges tech-sector attitudes around deal making. The survey is based on a broad sampling of CEOs, CFOs, in-house counsel, venture capital and private equity firms, investment bankers and outside lawyers; more than 300 deal professionals responded. Some of the key findings are:
– Though half of respondents predict upswing in activity in next six months, the overall level of optimism is markedly lower than in April survey.
– Most dealmakers cite uncertain prospects for the U.S. economy as a prime cause of their reluctance to execute transactions.
– Other key deal roadblocks include the persistent European debt crisis, and anxiety over the so-called “fiscal cliff” facing the U.S. in January.