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M&A Sector Predictions

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April 9, 2015

After a strong first quarter, confidence in M&A dealmaking is predicted to remain so for the rest of the year, with capital available for Healthcare M&A particularly good, and interest in Energy and Natural Resource much less so, according to M&A Predictor from KPMG. Twice a year, KPMG publishes a report predicting M&A activity based on several variables, such as the amount of debt that companies are using to finance transactions and valuation multiples. Confidence and ability to complete deals in the Technology are also predicted to be robust. The report says that activity over the previous six months (2H2014) saw a marked increase in both appetite and capacity to deals, indicating M&A recovery. Regionally, Russia and Brazil are not expected to be hotspots for M&A, while the US, UK and Europe and Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan) will continue to be active. For the full year 2014 worldwide volume rose from USD 2.09 trillion in January 2014 to USD 2.45 trillion in December 2014. In the same period, deal volumes rose from 28,733 to 29,511. (Image source: S&P Capital IQ/KPMG Analysis)

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