November 13, 2013

Survey: Over Two Thirds of Executives Predict Stronger U.S. M&A in 2014

Recently, Dykema posted the survey results from a group of senior executives and advisors about the deal outlook. Here are some of the key findings:

– A positive outlook. In 2012, only 25 percent thought the U.S. economy would look positive over the next 12 months compared to 50 percent of respondents in this year’s survey.
– Room for improvement. In 2012, only 30 percent thought the economy would improve in the next 12 months when comparing it to the prior 12 months. That number rose to 54 percent this year.
– Continued uneasiness. When rating the most common obstacles experienced in deals within the past 12 months, financing went from the second most common to the fourth most common from 2012 to 2013. Uncertainty in the economy remained at the top spot.