Poll: Almost Two-thirds of Survey Respondents Expect Strategic Buyers to be Most Active M&A Participants in 2010
Executives Cite Valuation as the Primary Deal-breaker in Most Transactions
NEW YORK, NY, May 13, 2010 — According to a recent survey of M&A executives conducted by Merrill DataSite, a subsidiary of Merrill Corporation, almost two-thirds (63 percent) of executives surveyed believe that over the next 12 to 18 months, strategic buyers will be the most active M&A participants.
The majority of respondents (60 percent) also believe that strategic buyers tend to pay a higher price for target companies during acquisitions. Only about one-third (34 percent) think that financial buyers would pay a higher price for a target company. Read more >>