David Evans, a Managing Director in Alvarez & Marsal’s Transaction Advisory Group in London, recently spoke with Share Radio on the sharp rise in acquisition values of UK companies, while overall levels of M&A activity have fallen.
According to David, one very large transaction that closed in March 2016 influenced overall M&A activity statistics, but is not indicative of a general increase in inward acquisitions. In fact, the M&A volume metric demonstrates a slowdown in activity.
Additionally, David describes how the market has become more segmented and effected by changes in China’s economy and fluctuating oil prices. While there was a modest start to 2016, A&M has seen an increase in midmarket sell-side work in the last quarter, suggesting deal volumes may rebound in the second half of 2016.
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