Emerging Economies Embrace M&A


BUSINESS TRENDS

Privately held businesses may view domestic and international mergers and acquisitions as a key way to drive growth.

According to Grant Thornton International, 44% of privately held businesses globally are planning to grow through acquisitions in the next three years, and 23% of those businesses anticipate cross-border deals.

The survey anticipates M&A activity to be highest in Brazil, Russia, India and China, where 59% of companies anticipated an acquisition in the next three years, followed by North America (48%), the U.K. and Ireland (40%) and mainland Europe (30%).

Source: Grant Thornton International, www.gt.com.

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