By Emily LevinDecember 2018
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Globalization Partners enables companies to quickly and easily expand into 187 countries without the hassle of setting up local branch offices or subsidiaries. You identify the talent, and we employ your team member via our in-country payroll. This enables you to quickly and easily hire around the globe, and lifts the burden of figuring out HR, tax and legal matters from your shoulders to ours.
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.
Orchestrating a successful, strategic international merger or acquisition involves numerous factors: investment and negotiation, transition of global assets, and organizational compliance.
That’s where we come in.
Globalization Partners’ Global Expansion Platform™ enables you to hire in more than 170 countries within days, and without the need to set up costly international subsidiaries. You identify great talent anywhere in the world, and we put them on our fully compliant global payroll—lifting the burden of global corporate tax, legal and HR matters from your shoulders to ours.
Globalization Partners: we make global expansion fast and easy. Get in touch with us today.