Global Capital Confidence Barometer | 19th edition

Our latest M&A report notes that regulation, trade and tariffs may foster a deal hiatus for some, while many others move forward with acquisition plans.

What does all this mean for the deal market? The speed of change is relentless and M&A has proven to be an effective means to move quickly to gain competitive advantage or defend against future disruptors.

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Read insights from 2,500 senior executives on economic outlook, growth and M&A.  Check back soon to explore our full suite of reports.




Advanced manufacturing

Solid M&A appetite fueled by search for the right talent, technology and new markets.

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Life sciences

48% of executives indicate that they intend to pursue M&A.

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Oil and gas

Portfolio reviews increase to improve resilience and responsiveness to evolving technology.

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Power and utilities

M&A outlook for energy is improving, despite some subdued conditions for power and utilities companies.

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Technology, media and entertainment, and telecommunications 

TMT’s robust M&A outlook continues but some companies are pausing dealmaking plans; find out why.

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Asia-Pacific forecasts a robust deal appetite despite more than half (52%) citing geopolitics as potential threat to M&A.

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Australia and New Zealand

For Australasian executives, plans to pursue M&A are being driven by frequent portfolio reviews and entries into new markets.

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The recent election of a pro-business candidate is expected to stimulate local M&A, particularly in privatization and private equity activity.

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Why are dealmakers, who see an improving overall market, making the decision to pause M&A?

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Eurozone executives are firmly looking to the future while building resilience.

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Amid shifting trade policies, Mexico remains optimistic about M&A and is also focused on divesting.

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A return to M&A after political disruption diminishes and investor confidence increases.

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United Kingdom

Despite confidence, UK companies focus more on operations than on M&A activity, due to policy uncertainties.

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United States

Getting in sync: integration is US dealmakers’ focus after mid-decade M&A boom — but they stand ready to acquire. 

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