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M&A Predictor 

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 interest, tax, depreciation and amortization) ratios help gauge the capacity of companies to fund future acquisitions.

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Source: S&P Capital IQ/KPMG analysis

M&A Predictor – January 2014

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This issue of the M&A Predictor shows a growing appetite for deals in 2014 with predicted forward P/E ratios up 16 percent compared to 12 months ago.

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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.