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The year 2013 provided several reasons for executives to feel optimistic about the economy. Despite a few large deals, however, the mergers and acquisitions (M&A) market has been relatively tame.
Several factors indicate that deal volume should become more active. Companies continue to hold massive amounts of cash and interest rates remain at historic lows. However, uncertainty concerning the Federal Reserve’s monetary policy and the implementation of healthcare reform, coupled with stubbornly high unemployment, is keeping Corporate America cautious.
In order to gain a better understanding of the current M&A market, KPMG and Mergers & Acquisitions magazine have conducted a survey of over 1,000 M&A professionals, including those at U.S. corporations, private equity (PE) firms, and investment banks.
This webcast will provide highlights of the survey findings and dive deeper into the factors affecting M&A activity for 2014.