This week, we highlight Ernst & Young’s recent Global Capital Confidence Barometer titled “Buying and bonding: Alliance join M&A as engines of growth.” The report finds that companies continue to have a strong acquisition appetite with a growing inclination to forge new alliances. Prolonged economic challenges are currently driving investment decisions, leading companies to ally and cooperate to generate growth as well as compete and acquire to gain market share. In particular, it looks at the macroeconomic environment, corporate strategy and M&A outlook going forward. The report concludes that companies can best achieve a commercial advantage through combining strategic M&A and cooperative responses to new challenges.
06 May '16