Nov twenty seventh 2021
SUPPLY GLITCHES could also be holding up transactions in a lot of the worldwide financial system however one space the place purchasers can run riot is company acquisitions. Refinitiv, a knowledge agency, tots up $5.1trn of offers this yr, up 44% over all of 2020 and 21% over 2015, the earlier peak. The motive for the growth? Low rates of interest scale back financing prices whereas a recovering financial system suggests income to return. Exhausted bankers may like a dry stretch however fear about simply how dry issues can get. Prior booms in 2000 and 2007 ended not with a whimper however a bang.
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This article appeared within the Business part of the print version underneath the headline “Booming M&A is smashing information”