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Four Industries Are Expected to Dominate M&A in 2014

Jan 28, 2014
From the Advisory Institute


M&A Spotlight | January 2014

According to the 2014 M&A Outlook Survey of 1,000 executives conducted by KPMG in conjunction with Mergers & Acquisitions magazine, four industries are expected to be the most active in M&A.

The largest percentage of respondents (44 percent) said that the most active industries would be technology, telecom and media; a close second was healthcare, pharmaceuticals and life sciences (41 percent). Respondents also expect active acquisitions in financial services (28 percent) and energy (27 percent).

Read this article to get an in-depth look into how KPMG professionals perceive the performance of these four industries in the year ahead.


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