Global M&A Activity Poised for Major Uptick, Say Leading M&A Advisors in 6th Annual Brunswick Group M&A Survey
March 20, 2013
The 6th Annual Brunswick Group M&A Survey polled over 100 top advisors from North America, Greater China, and Europe on their views about the current deal landscape and trends.
This year’s survey finds: – Global, North American M&A Volume Widely Seen as Rising with Most Activity in Consumer Goods – Domestic US Plays to Dominate on High CEO Confidence, in Tandem with the Return of LBOs – Chinese State Owned Enterprises on the Hunt for Foreign Companies in US and Europe Download full publication (PDF) Download press release (PDF)
2012 Brunswick Investor Use of Digital and Social Media Survey
Trends in the use of Digital & Social Media by the investment community. Download full report (PDF)
2012 North American Deal Flow Expected to be on Par with or Better than in 2011, Say Leading M&A Advisors in 5th Annual Brunswick Group M&A Survey
For the fifth consecutive year, the Brunswick Group M&A Survey has polled leading North American M&A bankers and lawyers on their views about the current deal landscape and trends. Over 100 top deal advisors responded to the 2012 poll.
This year’s survey finds:
2012 North American deal flow is expected to be on par or better than 2011. Nearly half of top bankers and lawyers predict an increase over last year, while 42 percent expect deal flow to stay the same as last year.
Global M&A volume is forecasted to be steady (77 percent predict flow will be steady or will increase this year) with the strongest activity in Brazil and China.
Asian buyers are expected to drive inbound U.S. transactions – a view that has grown steadily over the past five years.
When asked about the impact that public scrutiny of the private equity industry may have, three out of four dealmakers predict that PE firms will see higher taxes on carried interest. Download full publication (PDF) Download press release (PDF)
M&A Advisors Optimistic About Deal Activity in 2011, Says 4th Annual Brunswick Survey
NEW YORK, March 29, 2011 – Bullishness reigns. Leading M&A advisors believe deal activity will continue to increase for the remainder of 2011. The fourth annual M&A survey conducted by Brunswick Group LLC finds that 92 percent of top bankers and lawyers polled believe that the level of deal volume will continue to rise this year following a strong first quarter in M&A volume. Seventy-eight percent of advisors surveyed last year accurately predicted an increase for 2010.
The 2011 survey of approximately 40 leading M&A practitioners solicited their views on the current deal landscape, trends and expected challenges. Results were released ahead of the 23rd Annual Tulane University Law School Corporate Law Institute, a leading M&A conference drawing lawyers, bankers, Delaware judges and journalists. Download full publication (PDF) click here for the graphs
Social media survey
11 March 2011
Brunswick Research has now released the findings of its first global poll among business journalists looking at the influence of social media on stories published via more traditional media channels. The survey found that on balance social media is seen as having a positive effect on the quality of journalism, and will be increasingly important to the angle and content of published stories. Overall, two-thirds claim to have written a story that originated via social media, giving rise to up to one in seven of all published stories. Click below to download the research summary and charts. Download full publication (PDF)
The influence of social and digital media on the investment community
Brunswick Review Issue 3
The poll of over 400 analysts and investors, first run in 2009, showed that while social media is still overshadowed in importance compared to information sourced direct from companies or from real-time subscription services, it does have an impact. For example, half of investors/ analysts claim to have investigated an issue further as a result of a blog posting for example, whilst almost one in five has made an investment decision or a recommendation after initially sourcing information from blogs. This research featured in Edition 3 of the Brunswick Review. Click Below to download the full findings. Download full publication (PDF)
M&A Advisors Predict Increase in Deal Activity, Says Brunswick Group Poll
14 April 2010
NEW YORK, April 14, 2010 – Top M&A advisors expect to see an uptick in deal activity during the remainder of 2010. A survey conducted by Brunswick Group LLC reveals that 78 percent of respondents anticipate that M&A activity will continue to increase, with 22 percent predicting it will stay the same as the level seen in the first quarter of the year. In a sharp reversal of sentiment, no advisors anticipate a drop in deal activity, in contrast to the 69 percent of respondents last year who believed it would take up to five years to return to the level of M&A activity seen in 2007.
The third annual survey polled 48 U.S.-based market participants in the M&A community, including bankers, lawyers and other advisors, to solicit their views of the current deal landscape, trends, opportunities and expected challenges. Results were released on the eve of the 22nd Annual Tulane University Law School Corporate Law Institute, a top M&A conference that draws the nation’s leading lawyers, bankers, Delaware judges and journalists. Download full publication (PDF)
1 April 2009
NEW YORK, April 1, 2009 - Leading M&A advisors are bracing for an extended slowdown in overall M&A activity over the near term, but see signs of activity for 2009. Sixty-nine percent believe it will take up to five years to return to the level of M&A activity seen in 2007, according to a survey by Brunswick Group LLC. This figure is up 28 percentage points from last year's survey, reflecting increased pessimism about M&A in light of global economic conditions. Twenty-nine percent of respondents maintain there will be signs of recovery in "a year to eighteen months" - down from 52% who shared that view in April 2008.
The second annual survey polled 59 of the M&A industry's leading U.S. bankers, lawyers and other market participants on the year's outlook and emerging trends. Results were announced on the eve of the 21st Annual Tulane University Law School Corporate Law Institute, an influential conference which gathers M&A lawyers, bankers, Delaware judges and journalists. Download full publication (PDF) click here for the graphs
Avoiding The Rocks, Survey by Brunswick & Spencer Stuart
As the economic crisis deepened towards the end of 2008, Spencer Stuart and Brunswick joined forces on a research project to explore the impact of the economic downturn on attitudes to corporate reputation. 'Avoiding The Rocks' Interviews with FTSE 100 chairmen and corporate affairs directors (PDF)
M&A Business in Trough, To Rebound Next Year, Says Brunswick Study
April 2008 - Survey of leading merger advisers shows deep skepticism of PE firms
- Results announced at Tulane Law School M&A conference
NEW YORK, April 2, 2008 - A slight majority of leading M&A advisers polled believe that the economy is fundamentally sound and the merger business will pick up in one year to 18 months, according to a new survey by Brunswick Group LLC.
The survey polled leading bankers and lawyers in the U.S. to gauge the impact of the current downturn but did not poll private equity firms or corporate acquirers. The results were announced on the eve of the 20th Annual Tulane Law School Corporate Law Institute, the leading M&A conference. Download full publication (PDF) click here for the graphs