Global M&A Valuation: Highlights and Outlook

Milwaukee, WI (PRWEB) September 21, 2012

In a volatile and uncertain economic environment, how can corporate dealmakers try to get a handle on the value of acquisitions and divestitures? How can acquirers minimize risk and avoid post-acquisition complications? Conversely, how can sellers maximize returns and rely on valuations of their businesses?

Todays M&A landscape presents dealmakers with many challenges – political turmoil, debt crises, legislative uncertainty and more. Factors affecting financial markets vary by region, yet all markets are volatile; in addition, certain industry sectors remain fiercely competitive while activity in other sectors falters. Pursuing the right deal, in the right way, is crucial. Where do dealmakers turn for objective, independent analyses and innovative valuation solutions?

American Appraisals experience provides unique insights into the valuation assumptions inherent in M&A transactions throughout the world. The firm unearths and evaluates the most salient trends in global M&A valuations, providing clients with thoughtful, forward-looking analyses and advisory. American Appraisal now leverages this knowledge and experience by introducing the Global M&A Valuation Outlook.

Published in association with mergermarket, the Global M&A Valuation Outlook provides in-depth analysis of global M&A valuation trends based on more than 25,000 valuation data points from transactions across 28 countries. Research compiled over the past two years provides critical insights into the M&A valuation landscape around the world – its evolution during recent years, considering the recent economic crises, as well as current trends and their potential impact going forward. Some key findings follow.

Nearly all regions experienced declines in deal volume and value in the first half of 2012 some more striking than others. Over the first half of 2012:

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