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Mergers & Acquisitions

KPMG is one of the leading partners for mergers and acquisitions.

KPMG is one of the leading partners for mergers and acquisitions.

"Clarity on Mergers & Acquisitions" provides a thorough review of Swiss M&A activity in 2016. This publication addresses all major industry sectors. Commenting on deal trends and providing summaries of deal activity over the year, it also contains our insights into what we expect the M&A market to deliver in 2017.

The number of mergers and acquisitions grew yet again in 2016, both in Switzerland and around the globe. In fact, the 2016 M&A year boasted the second-highest volume in Switzerland since 2007 and the third-highest globally, also since 2007. Some uncertainty could be felt on the global M&A market which was triggered by major political events including Brexit and the US presidential election. These factors also had an impact on Swiss businesses which has not yet dissipated. Nevertheless, the Swiss economy is still in an extremely good position overall, even despite the strong franc, and the country’s market players are highly active in the international M&A market.

The 2016 M&A year yielded some remarkable deals such as the announced acquisition of Syngenta by China National Chemical Corporation – a landmark transaction that speaks to China’s growing confidence in undertaking foreign acquisitions. Coming in at a value of USD 43.3 billion, China National Chemical Corporation’s acquisition of Syngenta marks the largest-ever outbound deal by a Chinese company.

 

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Patrik Kerler, Partner, Deal Advisory / Head of Mergers & Acquisitions / Head of the Zurich Market Region
Tobias Valk, Partner, Head of Deal Advisory

 

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