How Attractive are Different M&A Markets Globally

Posted on Sunday, 18 May 2014. Filed under: Blogroll (UK links), Commentary, Mergers |

Over the past several years, the M&A Research Centre at Cass Business School has been studying the relative attractiveness of different countries for M&A deals.

This has focussed on the domestic and inward investment attractiveness (that is, we did not look at countries or their companies as buyers, but as targets, either from companies based externally to that country or from within). The results are based on a detailed analysis of a number of factors in the following areas: regulatory and political, financial and economic, technological factors, socio-economic and factors relating to the development of physical infrastructure and the availability of assets.

There have been some surprising results, but also some not-so-surprising results, as we’ve reported in the April issue of the European Journal of Finance.

‘The USA remains in the top spot, mirroring its position in terms of global M&A activity (currently 21% of global volume), with the UK in fourth position. However, we note that three Asian countries occupy top five positions, with South Korea, Singapore and Hong Kong in second, third and fifth place, respectively. Further analysis of the database leads us to conclude that Singapore’s and Hong Kong’s high rankings are driven mainly by their highly developed infrastructure, the availability of sizeable assets to purchase (measured as the number of companies with assets valued at $1 m or higher) and business-friendly regulatory environments. This is in contrast to most of the remaining top ten countries, their competitive advantage mainly being their highly developed technological environments, including high levels of high-tech exports and innovation in terms of patents filed, indicating an extremely skilled business community which should attract investment interest.’

The full article discussing these results can be found here, and includes a chart which shows the five year trends: http://www.tandfonline.com/eprint/fnQAsYpsmMPzc5aT9Y6e/full#/doi/full/10.1080/1351847X.2014.888362

Advertisements

Make a Comment

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

One Response to “How Attractive are Different M&A Markets Globally”

RSS Feed for Intelligent Mergers Comments RSS Feed

Merger and acquisition business deals are important to increase business amounts and advance. There are professionals who act as agents and consultants. They assist in providing about a sleek and stress-free deal. It is affordable to search for support of merger and acquisition professionals, when thinking of a combination, planning new acquisitions, or selling business.


Where's The Comment Form?

Liked it here?
Why not try sites on the blogroll...

%d bloggers like this: