Summary of Buying and Bonding: Alliances Join M&A as Engines of Growth

Global Capital Confidence Barometer


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Buying and Bonding: Alliances Join M&A as Engines of Growth summary
Different factors are steering M&A and alliance deal making in 2016.


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As business managers consider ways to spur growth in a lackluster global environment, they are looking to mergers and acquisitions – buying – as well as to informal alliances – bonding with other firms – to achieve their goals. EY’s 2016 Global Capital Confidence Barometer summarizes the strategies of senior executives around the world. getAbstract recommends this informative report, packed with useful graphs and charts, to corporate and financial leaders interested in seeing which industries are likely to see M&A action and which favor more fluid relationships.

In this summary, you will learn

  • What plans executives across 18 industries have for mergers and acquisitions and
  • What factors influence their decisions to enter into alliances and M&A.


A survey of global executives who lead publicly and privately held firms in 18 sectors of the economy reports on trends in corporate strategies. Some 48% of respondents see a stable environment of slow long-term growth. With no strong impetus for global economic advancement on the horizon, corporate...
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