Companies engaging in mergers and acquisitions look to 2018 with hope and optimism. However, as global activity rises, firms seeking growth through M&A face a seller’s market rife with high valuations as well as an evolving tax and regulatory climate. So say professionals at the Economist Intelligence Unit in this insightful analysis that draws on statistical trends as well as interviews with industry experts. getAbstract recommends this must-read report to corporate executives on the acquisition trail, whether abroad or at home.
In this summary, you will learn
- How economic and regulatory trends are influencing global M&A activity;
- How high valuations, greater government scrutiny and activist investors affect transactions; and
- What sectors are the most attractive M&A targets.
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The Economist Intelligence Unit is an independent research and analysis organization.