Archive for acquisition

Industrials and Engineering Sector Poised for Acquisition Surge

Three quarters of UK publically listed industrial and engineering firms have indicated that they are expecting to see an increase in M&A activity in the next twelve months, according to a Deloitte survey of 20 M&A officers. Over 60% indicated that they were looking at emerging markets for potential acquisitions. However, several analysts believe that […]

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Chinese Companies Rush to Buy Western Companies

The price multiple paid by Chinese, Japanese and Indian buyers for European businesses has increased from 3.3 times EBITDA in 2010 to 9.9 times EBITDA in 2012. This is particularly significant as global multiples have fallen over this period. The Chinese have the greatest appetite for Western assets with M&A activity by Chinese companies higher […]

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