M&A in a Volatile Market - The opportunities and challenges of getting deals done.
New York, NY (PRWEB) March 15, 2012
The M&A market has been hit hard by volatility and economic uncertainty. After a strong start to last year, the eurozone crisis deteriorated and global M&A volumes fell 16% in the second half and by 28% in Europe. The uncertainty has lingered into 2012, with a slow start in January marking the lowest level of activity in more than a decade.
There are, however, some encouraging signs of recovery. In the past few weeks, large corporates have announced a flurry of deals, including mega-deals such as the proposed $88bn merger between Glencore and Xstrata, and more opportunistic acquisitions such as ABB’s $4bn purchase of Thomas & Betts, and Roche’s $5.7bn hostile offer for Illumina.
In this volatile and uncertain environment, this webcast will focus on where the growth in activity is likely to come from, what factors might unlock more activity, what sort of deals will get done and why, what pressures companies face in pursuing M&A transactions and whether better deals can get done in a downturn.
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