U.S. Companies Expect Growth (Which Means More Acquisitions)

EY Capital, a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction, and advisory services, recently published their Confidence Barometer Survey.  They interviewed 1,600 executives from 72 countries.  The executives represented companies from 20 different sectors. Here are a few statistics from the EY Capital report: 

  • 69% expect global deal volumes to improve
  • 35% plan to pursue an acquisition  
  • 65% see the global economy improving

All things are pointing towards more deal activity in the next year.  Balance sheets have improved and companies are looking for growth opportunities.  But companies are being more selective than they may have been in the past.  The acquisition needs to be a solid fit.  

What does this mean for your company? It depends on your situation, but now be the time to sell.  What are your goals?  What are you hoping to accomplish?   

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