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M&A Predictor

M&A Predictor

2016 deal value remained robust in comparison with pre-2015 levels and cross-border deals remain very healthy.

2016 deal value remained robust in comparison with pre-2015 levels and cross-border...

Welcome to our new and expanded 2017 M&A Predictor, which combines the previous M&A Predictor and Cross-border Deal Tracker, with a stronger emphasis on sectors. The first half of the report will review deal performance over the past year, focusing on key trends and predictions likely to affect the global M&A landscape. In the second half, we provide forward-thinking commentary on the Banking, Insurance, Consumer Markets and Oil & Gas sectors as well as M&A Tax.

M&A Predictor highlights

After a record-breaking year for M&A in 2015, it is perhaps no surprise that overall transactional activity was more subdued in 2016. Nevertheless, 2016 deal value remained robust in comparison with pre-2015 levels and cross-border deals remain very healthy. Overall, the volume and value of M&A transactions in 2016 is down from the record highs achieved in 2015. Nevertheless, 2016 deal value remained robust in comparison with pre-2015 levels and cross-border deals remain very healthy.

Several of the themes that emerged in 2015 provided tailwinds for M&A in 2016, including near-zero interest rates and companies looking to M&A to fuel growth and combat slowing momentum in the global arena. Thematically, economic and political uncertainty drove anemic volume in the first half of the year. However, the anticipated rate hikes and uncertainty around policy shifts in 2017 have helped to make Q3 and Q4 record quarters for mega-deals.

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M&A Predictor: Introduction

After a record-breaking year for M&A in 2015, it is perhaps no surprise that overall transactional activity was more subdued in 2016.

 
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Consumer markets

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Energy

The energy sector began to gain confidence in 2016.

 
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