Date Added: Jun 2010
With the global economy returning to growth after the worst financial crisis in the lives of most business executives, the outlook for mergers and acquisitions (M&A) is improving. Yet, while M&A activity appeared to bottom out in 2009, the recovery in the number and value of deals remains patchy and the prospects for the rest of 2010 are mixed. Although financial markets are reopening and risk perceptions are well below the peaks reached at the height of the crisis, concerns persist about the prospect of a double-dip recession. Announcements is usually negative, buyers can create significant value over the longer term through M&A.