KPMG’s M&A 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. Despite still being up on the dark days of 2009, the first six months of 2012 look set to be challenging. As indicated by the falling worldwide deal market, there has been a fall in confidence for a global M&A, with forward P/E ratios down by 5 percent since June 2011 and down 14 percent over a year.
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