Corporate Finance Newsletter - November 2019
Welcome to the November edition of our Corporate Finance Newsletter
This month’s edition contains an update on nine months of UK M&A activity, as collated by our friends at Experian MarketIQ. Deal activity has been markedly affected by the ongoing Brexit discussions, as well as poor economic data coming out of Europe and wider global trade and geopolitical issues.
A number of this month’s articles make reference to caution and uncertainty, both in a UK and a global context, and it is this lack of confidence which appears to be affecting the decisions of most business leaders at the current time. However, if the Brexit mist clears and the US-China trade dispute is resolved positively, there is little doubt that there is pent up demand waiting to explode. We hope it is more a matter of when this happens than if.
On the bright side, our article on how to make a successful business acquisition should resonate with those who follow the maxim of Warren Buffet that you should “be fearful when others are greedy and greedy when others are fearful”. For well-managed businesses, with strong balance sheets and entrepreneurial owners, now could be just the time to land a bargain given the continuing record-breaking levels of cheap debt available and the huge private equity cash pile waiting to be deployed.
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