• Type: Business and industry issue
  • Date: 2/1/2012

M&A Predictor (Feb 2012) 

Confidence dips in global market

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 global M&A, with forward P/E ratios down by 5 percent since June 2011 and down 14 percent over a year. It is a slower rate of decline than in the previous six months, but nevertheless it indicates that the gradual improvement in M&A over the past two years is coming to a halt.

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