Confidence in the economy surged, with 83% of global executives in a recent survey saying they felt optimistic, compared with 53% half a year ago.
UK pharmaceutical company Shire’s deal to buy US biotech firm NPS Pharmaceuticals for $5.2 bilion (£3.4 billion) is just the latest in a series of deals that indicate a trend in mergers and acquisitions for big pharma.
Chinese executives have grown more optimistic about their country’s economic outlook, a survey by consultancy EY reveals.
As the oil price falls, so does appetite for mergers and acquisitions in the oil and gas sector.
A wave of mergers and acquisitions is about to sweep through the media and entertainment sector, according to a new survey by consultancy firm EY.
Mergers and acquisitions in the technology sector reached the highest level since the dotcom bubble, a report by consultancy EY shows.
Appetite for mergers and acquisitions in the power and utilities sector has reached a two-year high as investor confidence remains elevated, a survey by EY shows.
Company executives’ confidence in the stability of the global economy has improved, and appetite for mergers and acquisitions has increased, a survey by consultancy EY shows.
It also shows a jump in their confidence in the outlook for company earnings, just as earnings season kicks off in the U.S.
Companies will soon change their strategy and start to invest to grow organically, rather than look towards mergers and acquisitions and buying back shares, a new research report shows.