With global mergers and acquisitions activity down in the first half of 2016, some investors are concerned about whether the pause is temporary or the start of a long-term decline. The Brexit vote, volatility and strengthened regulations add uncertainty to the future. Yet slow growth and low interest rates continue to provide incentives for deal making. This revealing analysis from the Boston Consulting Group affirms that M&A transactions can create substantial value, and it provides insights on how some companies generate better shareholder rewards through M&A than others, regardless of economic and business conditions. getAbstract recommends this report to corporate executives and investors looking to gauge the M&A market in 2016 and into 2017.
About the Authors
Jens Kengelbach, Georg Keienburg and Timo Schmid are professionals with the Boston Consulting Group. Sönke Sievers is an academic at Paderborn University, Germany, where Oliver Mehring is a research assistant.