Time Ripe for M&As

Contrary to conventional wisdom, 2008 may be the best time to complete a merger and acquisition (M&A) deal. That’s the latest finding from ongoing research by Towers Perrin/Cass Business School looking at the value created in the last three global M&A cycles. The study found that over the last two merger waves, deals done in the post-peak years (1990 and 2000) delivered higher shareholder value, compared with deals completed in the frenzy of M&A booms. This was true for all deals, although the research focused on those between $400 million and $1.5 billion in size (adjusted for inflation). Towers Perrin  says that as it appears that 2007 was the peak year of the current merger wave, 2008 remains a good time to proceed with a deal. Check out further I.I.I. facts & stats on M&As in financial services.  

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