• Industry: Energy & Natural Resources, Mining
  • Type: Business and industry issue
  • Date: 8/28/2013

M&A Predictor 

KPMG recently released its latest issue of M&A Predictor, which covers the world by sector and region and uses data comprising 1,000 of the largest companies in the world by market capitalization.
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The twice yearly report shows that analysts are expecting the world’s largest corporate to have an increase in appetite for deals compared with June 2012, with predicted forward P/E ratios (our measure of corporate appetite) 14 percent higher than 12 months ago.
In the shorter term however, uncertainty over macroeconomic factors such as quantitative easing continues to hamper confidence, and forward P/E ratios over the past six months have returned to levels seen at the start of the calendar year.

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