This publication analyzes the findings of the survey based on the responses of more than 300 M&A professionals at U.S. corporations, Private Equity (PE) firms, and investment funds immediately after the U.S. election, and provides insights into the expected M&A scenario for 2013.
The last few years have provided the M&A market and the economy in general with many challenges. More certainty around U.S. fiscal and tax policy and movement on the European debt crisis should further solidify consumer confidence and improve global economic prospects. Despite the fact that economic challenges remain, dealmakers are cautiously optimistic and the vast majority of them said that they will be pursuing acquisitions this year. With an improving M&A market beginning to take shape in 2013, appropriate due diligence is an important factor in successful deals.
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