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Corporate Development 2012 – Leveraging the Power of Relationships in M&A

About the survey respondents

Profile of survey respondents

Deloitte conducted a survey of professionals involved in corporate development decisions at their organizations. The survey was conducted online from April 3 to 20, 2012, and was completed by 309 respondents. 

Twenty percent were heads of Corporate Development and another 20% of respondents were Corporate Development executives. In addition, 15% of respondents were CFOs and 8% were CEOs or Presidents(figure 1). 

Thirty-two percent of the professionals surveyed were from companies with annual revenues of over $5 billion, with 19% having revenues of $1 billion to $5 billion (figure 2). There was strong representation from both public companies (53%) and private companies (47%).Respondents belonged to a wide cross-section of industries (figure 3). 

Figure 1. Role

Figure 2. Annual revenue

Figure 3. Primary industry

For further insights on what Corporate Development executives are thinking, read Corporate Development 2012 – Leveraging the power of relationships in M&A

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