Global dealmakers are optimistic about the outlook for this year’s second half, spurred by a rebound in mergers and acquisitions, according to a series of polls conducted by Datasite and Mergermarket.
According to a report from Baker Tilly and Mergermarket, dealmakers expect that many will scale back M&A during the rest of 2020, although private capital is tapped to remain active as investors look to deploy cash reserves.
MergerMarket released its Global M&A roundup for 2016 and concluded that M&A activity continued, undampened by political uncertainty, finishing the year at $1.5 trillion.
Mergermarket reported Global M&A is re-balancing towards a sustainable level with Q1/16 amounting to $597.4 billion, the lowest first-quarter value in two years, down 24% from Q1/15.
Schulte Roth & Zabel announced key findings from its 2013 Distressed Investing M&A report, produced with Mergermarket and Debtwire, including that distressed investors are increasingly turning to firms in Europe.