Pursuit of Cross-Border Deals in the Face of Geopolitical Uncertainty

Posted By: Karen Fisman

In the recently released EY Global Capital Confidence Barometer, the following question is posed:

Can complex geopolitical uncertainty and a healthy, active M&A environment co-exist?

The simple answer is yes, based on survey results reflecting the expectations[1] of 2300 executives in 43 countries including Canada, which is where we will focus. While geopolitical uncertainty is regarded as a significant risk factor, there is an overriding focus on other drivers (including, paradoxically, an interest in cross-border transactions) that are likely to fuel M&A activity. 

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[1] Expectations have proven to be predictive of M&A activity, but the predictive power weakens over a relatively short period.  For example, see “Can Business Expectations predict Merger Activity?”

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