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Country-specific deal commentary

Country-specific deal commentary

With the largest network of M&A professionals in the world, KPMG is able provide local commentary and insights through its member firms.

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Country-specific deal commentary

With the largest network of M&A professionals in the world, KPMG is able provide local commentary and insights through its member firms. On this page, we are happy to provide a single point of reference for M&A materials found throughout our network, where each member firm takes an approach unique to its own market.

KPMG US’s M&A Spotlight Jan 2017

Despite global economic uncertainty—including the Brexit vote and slowing growth rates in the emerging markets, a U.S. presidential election, and mixed signals from the Fed—deal activity remained steady last year. U.S. companies reported deals with aggregate value exceeding $1.5 trillion. There were $3.7 trillion in announced deals in 2016, the third most active year on record, according to Dealogic. Megadeals in several industries were announced, including the $84.4 billion merger of Time Warner and AT&T, Bayer’s $66 billion acquisition of Monsanto, and Qualcomm’s $47 billion purchase of NXP Semiconductors.

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KPMG US’s M&A Pulse

According to a recent survey by KPMG LLP, the audit, tax and advisory firm, U.S. merger and acquisition (M&A) activity is expected to remain steady in 2017, compared to deal levels of 2016. Of nearly 100 respondents to KPMG’s M&A Market Pulse survey, 83 percent anticipate that they will have completed at least one deal by the end of 2016, and 84 percent indicated that they will initiate at least one transaction in 2017.

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Switzerland

A thorough overview of Swiss M&A activity in 2016. Commenting on deal trends and summaries of deal activity addressing all major industry sectors, "Clarity on M&A" also contains our insights into what we expect the M&A market to deliver in 2017.

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Australia

Capital investment is vital for Australia’s economic growth and Mergers and Acquisitions (M&As) both locally and internationally are among businesses’ key tools for growth. Locally based companies, especially superannuation funds, are looking for overseas assets, while there are plenty of international suitors keen to snap-up Australian assets. Currently there is a larger capital inflow than outflow, but that has allowed us to build the world’s 12th biggest economy.

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Ireland

KPMG Ireland’s M&A Outlook 2017 is based on research conducted in December 2016 amongst many of Ireland’s leading M&A executives and advisors. Over 4 in 5 (81%) of Irish business leaders expect this year’s Irish deal activity to match or exceed prior years despite geopolitical uncertainty.

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New Zealand

The New Zealand M&A Predictor looks at the appetite and capacity for M&A deals by tracking important analyst indicators up to 12 months forward.

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M&A Predictor

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

 
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