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Global Capital Confidence Barometer

What is the impact of heightened geopolitical uncertainties on global M&A activity?


Euromoney Institutional Investor Thought Leadership surveyed more than 2,300 executives in 43 countries – 58% of them C-level – to find out.
An analysis of responses, representing the views of deal makers from14 sectors, shows that the M&A market remains remarkably resilient in times of disruption and changes to political circumstances.


While 69% of respondents agreed that a broad range of geopolitical or emerging policy concerns present the greatest risks to their business, a clear majority of 56% still intend to actively pursue acquisitions in the next year.

23% of executives predict an increase in cross-border dealmaking, while pressure from activist investors is seen as another key driver for M&A, according to 17% of respondents from the Euromoney Thought Leadership panel.

Full results of the survey, conducted on behalf of professional services firm EY, are available on the EY Global Capital Confidence Barometer website.

Project Details

A global cross-sector survey of 2,300 executives to gauge corporate confidence in the economic outlook and identify M&A and capital plans for the coming year. The survey panel comprised executives from 14 sectors, 58% of them C-level. 29% of respondents worked for companies with revenues greater than US $5bn

  • EY
  • Global
  • May 2017
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