For the majority of our respondents, the fastest way to achieve this transformation is through M&A. The Barometer has been a reliable guide to the M&A market over this post-GFC decade. It has correctly predicted the direction of sentiment and highlighted the key drivers of deals. A record number of executives are now looking to transact in the next 12 months and, unforeseen events notwithstanding, the outlook for dealmaking is strong.
Those executives who balance the risks and rewards of M&A will be best positioned to reshape their companies for a better tomorrow.
The chart below demonstrates the consistent accuracy the Barometer has predicted of global M&A activity.