Still there is enough strength for the UK M&A market to rise and recuperate from a long slow growth for the past year’s crash. A positive move shows that the UK market is not left behind by its competitors. This upward change in the mergers and acquisitions in the market is caused by the economy’s rise. This is in fact a significant shift in the first half of 2010 if compared to the records from 2008 and 2009 displays a good hope for the market to gain a leverage against the others.
According to the numbers, there is a 25 percent rise in difference from the first six months of 2009. Notwithstanding the credit crunch, there is a total of 96 deals done in the first six months of 2010. There were five total transactions sealed in the first half of 2010 worth 100m pounds compared to six last year’s first six months. In addition, technology deals are highlighted because there was five percent growth with 50 percent are UK buyers and 30 percent from US buyers. Overseas buyers from US and Europe might be translated into a new sign in rebuilding or a comeback in the industry.
As was reported by the consultancy firm, the numbers from this year provided a good sign of growth in the market compared to the figures from 2008 in the same time frame. Another analyst pointed out that this good turnout might have resulted to an increase in equity deals and willing foreign buyers and investors. Aside from this, dealers in the M&A market has greater confidence since 2009 transactions that were put on hold might be resumed this year. Experts stressed out that the good trend and effect to the mergers and acquisitions shows signs of thawing from the dismal credit year and 2010 is set to propel with the onset of private equities and offshore buyers displaying further cross-border deals. To ensure the renaissance after the recession, corporations have restructured long term plans with dreams of having greater prospects.
Since the private sector is doing their best in reclaiming what was lost from the crash, financial analysts also forewarned the public sector and the government that there might be spending reviews that are set. Latest updates show that UK is in the roster placing second after US, in terms of M&A activity, followed closely by the neighboring Germany and Asian counterparts China and Japan.