Stock market volatility is becoming common in recent months, much of it due to market expectations about global interest rates and oil prices.
This quarter’s sentiment survey of 700 M&A professionals revealed that dealmakers' overall sentiment about the future of the M&A market remains positive.
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Having experienced sluggish markets in 2012 and 2013, the M&A community is now expecting a much healthier 2014.
With structural tailwinds still in place, private equity continues to see a steady increase in fundraising activity. According to Preqin, $431Bn of new capital was closed in 2013, the highest amount since 2008.
The Global Sentiment Survey, conducted by Intralinks at the end of last year, reveals uniform enthusiasm about deal activity and the state of M&A markets. Over 64% of respondents are optimistic about M&A business opportunities in 2014, with over 73% reporting they expect to see an increase in deal activity over the year. This optimism was shared across all regions.
Two of the transactions on which I worked, the sale of Marken for £975 million and the buyout of CPA for £440 million were part of a group occurring around the turn of the year that gave hope that the market was now reviving, however the M&A market is not out of the woods just yet."