Emily Levin

Sectors and Companies on M&A’s Leading Edge

by Emily Levin
December 2018

Global M&A activity demonstrated robust performance in 2018.  With nearly $5 trillion in value, deals driven by technology, communications, financial and consumer non-cyclical industries led the way.

This year’s strong trend of M&A activity is reframing markets and business in many sectors. “The top driver for M&A activity is technology asset acquisition, as buyers, particularly strategics, seek to deploy ‘buy-versus-build’ strategies to maintain or gain competitive advantage,” reports Suzanne Saxman, chair of M&A practice group at Seyfarth Shaw.

Positive trends are likely to continue into 2019, driven by companies actively redefining their business portfolios and hoping to achieve competitive advantages through M&A transactions. Saxman believes that “buyers will also continue to employ M&A as a quick entry point to new markets. M&A will also be used strategically by some buyers as a tool to secure supply chains and respond to trade regime changes and tariffs.”

For a closer look at the industry sectors and some of the individual firms on trajectory to be the biggest M&A movers in the near future, read Sectors and Companies on M&A’s Leading Edge from Bloomberg’s most recent special report, sponsored by Globalization Partners.

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Sectors and Companies on M+A’s Leading Edge

Get a closer look at the industry sectors and some of the individual firms on trajectory to be the biggest M&A movers in the near future.

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Emily Levin

Emily Levin

Communications Manager, Globalization Partners

Emily Levin joined Globalization Partners in July 2018 as Communications Manager. Emily has extensive experience in external and internal communications, content creation, and social media management.