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  • Service: Advisory, Transactions & Restructuring, Corporate Finance, Transaction Services, Restructuring
  • Industry: Energy & Natural Resources, Power & Utilities, Oil & Gas, Chemicals & Performance Technologies, Mining
  • Type: Survey report
  • Date: 8/7/2014

M&A Predictor – August 2014 

KPMG’s M&A Predictor looks at the appetite and capacity for M&A deals by tracking and projecting important indicators 12 months forward. This issue shows that appetite remains strong, but deal completions continue to lag behind, as the world’s largest corporates are expected to maintain healthy appetites for inorganic growth over the next 6 months, according to analysts’ expectations.
August 2014
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Having risen 16 percent over the last year, predicted forward P/E ratios (our measure of corporate confidence, or appetite) remained at a high level during the first half of 2014, falling back marginally, suggesting that analysts expect corporate M&A confidence to remain strong.


However, as yet, the strong appetite and increasing capacity are still not translating into deal completions, which continued their downward trend.


View worldwide and regional data of completed and announced deals (PDF 118 KB)

 

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What is M&A predictor?

What is M&A predictor?

KPMG's Global Head of Corporate Finance Tom Franks provides an overview.