Upfront - doing the right deal
Welcome to the fourth edition of Upfront, our global flagship report on M&A.
Even though caution remains the prevailing sentiment the conditions for dealmaking are fertile. Companies and other investors are sitting on historically high levels of cash reserves and have solid balance sheets while interest rates continue to be low. In conditions where even modest organic growth is hard to achieve, the corporate sector must consider inorganic growth opportunities, otherwise they risk squandering their hard won positions.
In this publication we share our insights on some of the key themes we believe will influence M&A activity in the future: a reshaping of the global banking sector where M&A will continue to play a large role; the re-evaluation of portfolios to focus on core businesses and create strong platforms for growth which will boost the number of corporate divestments; and the emergence of the BRIC nations as a significant buyer of global assets creating challengers in established markets.
We are also delighted to include perspectives from leading global figures on their views and experiences with M&A in the current environment, including George Roberts, Co-Founder & Co-CEO of Kohlberg Kravis Roberts (KKR), Liang Xinjun, CEO of Fosun International and David Smoot, CEO of Dubai International Capital.
Doing the right deal is all about timing, intent, due diligence for fair valuation and execution capabilities. Our focus will continue to be helping our clients to get the right deal done.
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