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  • Service: Advisory, Transactions & Restructuring
  • Type: Survey report
  • Date: 12/20/2013

2014 US M&A Outlook Survey 

M&A activity has been relatively tame in 2013, but the outlook for 2014 looks solid, says a new survey by KPMG in the US and Mergers & Acquisitions Magazine. Executives expect deal making to pick up and seek growth opportunities through acquisitions in 2014, although there will be challenges.

2014 US M&A Outlook Survey
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This publication analyzes the survey findings based on the responses of more than 1,000 M&A professionals at US corporations, Private Equity firms, and investment funds, and provides insights into the expected M&A scenario for 2014.

 

63 percent of respondents anticipate that their US companies or clients will initiate at least one acquisition in 2014, while 36 percent expect that their companies or clients will complete a divestiture in 2014.

 

Despite the general optimism, respondents admitted that there are numerous challenges and expressed caution about the unknown. As the M&A market improves, acquirers face due diligence challenges in assessing targets’ volatile revenue streams, quality of earnings, and quality of assets.

 

Your KPMG adviser can help you perform a robust due diligence and timely integration process to make
sure these acquisitions and stakeholder value. For more details on planning and completing business transactions, contact your KPMG adviser.

 

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Peter Hatges

Peter Hatges

Partner, Advisory Services, President, KPMG Corporate Finance Inc.

416-777-3614

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