Treasury Today Country Profiles in association with Citi

Tactical M&A

Although strongly affected by the financial and economic crisis, mergers and acquisitions (M&A) still presented cash-rich companies with the opportunity to benefit from depressed asset prices during the past two years. However, the period of heavily undervalued assets has come to an end. As a result acquirers will have to refocus even more strongly on fundamental value drivers and their own business strategy in any deal. This month we look at the effects of the crisis on M&A and the importance of identifying the right target for a transaction.

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