Talent and new market entry become key M&A imperatives
Despite a generally positive outlook toward capital markets and improved valuations, regulatory, geopolitical and policy uncertainty are drawing concern: 39% of WAM executives say it’s the biggest risk to business growth, while 44% see these factors as the predominant risk to dealmaking in the next 12 months. For WAM companies that are looking to acquire, talent and access to new markets are key imperatives.
One-third of WAM companies are taking a continual look at their portfolios
As a host of technological, fiscal and structural changes transform the industry, WAM companies have increased the frequency of their portfolio reviews. Eighty-two percent now review their portfolios at least every six months, with a third reviewing their portfolios continually. Based on their most recent portfolio reviews, 66% have identified assets either at risk of disruption or that are underperforming to divest.