M&A heating up over the summer

The 2015 summer so far has seen an unprecedented ‘heat wave’ across the M&A industry. Despite many business owners and acquirers packing their bags to jet off on their holidays, deal activity remains robust. By September proposed global M&A deals could reach a trillion dollars, beating the previous high in 2007.

The month of July saw a healthy dose of deals, with the average announced transaction size topping $183 million – the highest that data provider, Dealogic, has ever tracked – and over $500 billion total in announced deals. A significant portion of this summer surge is being led by corporate buyers scooping up acquisition targets and borrowing as though rates may rise tomorrow to fund current or future deals. Even those without immediate plans to buy are seeing their peers take advantage of cheap debt and taking part simply through the fear of missing out.

In June of this year, Benchmark International saw a record month of our own that will stand us in good stead for the remainder of 2015, with many more deals in the pipeline already.

As the summer draws to close and the M&A market continues to heat up, now is the perfect time to consider your exit and growth strategy – take the first step and contact Benchmark International for more information.

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