Here’s some of the findings from Herbert Smith Freehills’ new study on deal-making:
– 90% of US respondents are planning to make an acquisition over the next three years, and 71% say they are likely to make 2 or more.
– The majority of respondents (68%) say that it will likely be a major deal (with an increase of at least 5% in overall revenue).
– 98% of respondents say at least one acquisition will be a cross-border deal, and 50% say they are likely to conduct at least 2 or more cross-border deals.
– Increasing market share is the strategic driver for 20% of US dealmakers, the largest share.
– Globally, three-quarters of businesses indicate recent market volatility has either increased their appetite for M&A or had no impact on their plans for the next three years*
– Antitrust tops the list of challenges faced by companies doing deals with anxieties over data protection and cyber security on the rise