Tag Archives: mergers and acquisitions

Confidence in the economy surges, M&A appetite jumps

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.

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What to expect from big pharma mergers and acquisitions

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.

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Chinese executives more optimistic on economy: survey

Chinese executives have grown more optimistic about their country’s economic outlook, a survey by consultancy EY reveals.

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Media sector to be swept by a wave of mergers: survey

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.

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Mergers appetite in power and utilities hits two-year high

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.

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Company executives upbeat about earnings: survey

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.

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Companies to boost investment spending

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.

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