Hard Times Spur Better Deals

M&A transactions in 2007-2009 produced more value: KPMG

The financial crisis created a tough environment for businesses. But a KPMG survey shows global mergers and acquisitions executed between January 2007 and July 2009 created more value for companies than did transactions over the previous few years.

The survey shows that 31% of the deals transacted in the 2007-2009 period created value, up from 27% in the previous few years. That seems to indicate that the softer prices and tighter financing wrought by the credit crisis and global recession prompted companies to scrutinize potential deals thoroughly and pick their targets carefully.


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