2018 has all the makings of a monster year for dealmakers
|01/14/2018||Posted by BusinessMediaguide.Com under General World News||
- 2017 was a bumper year for mergers and acquisitions, but 2018 could be even bigger.
- Several factors will continue to drive M&A in 2018, including global economic expansion and the new US tax law, according to a report by Citigroup.
- An increase in activist investing could scuttle deals, however.
2017 finished off as a robust year for mergers and acquisitions, with $3.7 trillion in deals — the third-highest annual tally since the financial crisis. Megadeals over $10 billion soared in the second half of the year.
But 2017’s impressive run could just be a prelude to an even frothier deal environment in 2018.
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