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.