Mergers and Acquisitions Escalate in 2018
Worldwide M&A has trended upward in 2018, dominated by large deals and high cross-border activity. In this white paper sponsored by CohnReznick and Bloomberg News, readers will learn why M&A activity has been relatively immune to the shifting winds of trade.
CohnReznick’s Jeremy Swan, along with other M&A visionaries offer commentary behind the reasons why 2018 is a noteworthy year for global M&A activity.
“Large companies are seeking to acquire more growth, more vertical integration, and more technology,” said Swan. “They are expanding into new industries and new geographies. That, combined with the availability of capital, creates opportunities for larger transactions.”
InsightGlobal M&A Activity Soars in First Half of 2018“In the first six months of 2018, worldwide mergers and acquisitions volume shot up by 60 percent compared to the first half of 2017, reaching $2.5 trillion,” said Jeremy Swan, managing principal, financial sponsors industry for CohnReznick.
InsightTariff Uncertainty Makes Markets NervousAs the economy chugged along at a healthy clip in the first half of 2018, the impact of actual and potential tariff changes weighed on the minds of chief executives and investors.