Survey reveals more mergers and acquisitions on the way
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
The results of a new survey from Deloitte reveal that executives nationwide are expecting an increase in mergers and acquisitions as well as increasing strategic alliance activity.
Of the survey respondents, 46 percent said they expect an increase in mergers and acquisitions activity. In addition, 54 percent of executives at large companies said constructive evaluation of and challenges to transaction objectives are the greatest value boards added.
"Strategic alliances and joint ventures can be difficult transactions, nevertheless we are seeing a notable uptick in this area," said Chris Ruggeri, principal, Deloitte Financial Advisory Services and its Merger and Acquisition Services leader. "The perception of strategic alliances is changing from a last resort to a preferred investment strategy, especially in emerging markets, and companies are learning from industries like technology and life sciences that use strategic alliances very effectively to manage risk and capital."
Mergers and acquisitions are taking place every day. Online marketing agencies DigitalBreadCrumb and LocalHitz recently completed a merger agreement that will see the two startups become one full-service web-based marketing agency.
Potential investors can learn more about how mergers and acquisitions affect their trading and also take part in online investment opportunities.
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