M&A Outlook 2016: Activity predicted to top 2015 levels

M&A Outlook 2016

Increased investor confidence and improved market conditions are seen as the key drivers of M&A growth over the next twelve months, along with greater access to funding on reasonable terms and favourable currency markets.

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Increased investor confidence and improved market conditions are seen as the key drivers of M&A growth over the next twelve months, along with greater access to funding on reasonable terms and favourable currency markets.

KPMG’s M&A Outlook 2016 reveals that Ireland’s leading mergers and acquisitions executives and advisors overwhelmingly expect deal activity this year will exceed the record levels of transactions in 2015.

Among the key findings of the report are:

  • 2016 deal activity is predicted to top buoyant 2015 levels
  • The Healthcare, Pharmaceuticals and Life Sciences sector is expected to see the most deal flow/value in 2016
  • Ireland and the UK remain key geographical target markets for the Irish M&A community
  • Enhanced price expectations is the factor considered most likely to inhibit deal activity in 2016
  • Debt funding is likely to be the primary source of funding for acquisitions in 2016 
  • Ireland’s current tax system is considered to be supportive of M&A activity

View M&A Outlook 2016 in full and read the press release for further information.

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