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  • Service: Advisory, Transactions & Restructuring, Corporate Finance
  • Type: Video, White paper
  • Date: 8/19/2013
  • Length: Minutes

M&A Predictor – July 2013 

In this recent issue of the M&A Predictor, analysts are expecting the world’s largest corporates to show an increasing appetite for deals compared with June 2012. Despite the lower deal volume in the first half of 2013 compared to 2012, forward PE multiples and net/debt to EBITDA ratios are showing signs that confidence and capacity are strong going in to the second half of 2013.


Watch Neil Blair, a Managing Director in KPMG’s Corporate Finance group, discuss the findings in this issue of the M&A Predictor, and provide a Canadian perspective on the data.

M&A Predictor – July 2013
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KPMG’s M&A Predictor is a forward-looking tool that helps member firm clients to forecast worldwide trends in mergers and acquisitions. The Predictor was established in 2007. It looks at the appetite and capacity for M&A deals by tracking and projecting important indicators 12 months forward. The rise or fall of forward P/E (price/earnings) ratios offers a good guide to the overall market confidence, while net debt to EBITDA (earnings before income tax, depreciation and amortization) ratios help gauge the capacity of companies to fund future acquisitions. The Predictor covers the world by sector and region. It is produced twice a year, using data comprising 1,000 of the largest companies in the world by market capitalization.



Neil C. Blair

Neil C. Blair

Partner, Deal Advisory


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