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Key findings

Global Capital Confidence Barometer | 15th edition

Our M&A survey finds that companies seeking innovation and competitive advantage are driving the appetite for mergers, acquisitions and alliances.

M&A outlook

The need to respond to challenges while navigating a complex and fast-changing environment makes dealmaking an imperative, not an option. Executives are looking at more targets and deals will tend to be smaller. However, as boards look to make innovative acquisitions they are using analytics to make better decisions.

Macroeconomic environment

Most executives see the global economy as stable, and say corporate earnings are back on track. But there are uncertainties ahead, both near- and long-term, including political stability in their home market and tightening credit markets. As low growth and disruption continue, boards are focusing on mergers, acquisitions and alliances to create value.

Corporate strategy

Innovation, new technology and changing customer demands are challenging businesses to reinvent their products and operations. At the same time, greater regulation is adding complexity to corporate strategy. Most companies, with an imperative to reorganize their portfolios, are responding with a mix of buying and partnering to underpin future success.