The halfway point – what is on the horizon for the UK M&A market in 2018?
"The first quarter of 2018 has seen M&A activity hit dizzying heights, with a total of 681 global M&A deals worth $120bn between January and April – over double the overall value of transactions in Q4 of 2017. Although increases were seen in both domestic and outbound M&A transactions, inbound M&A activity, where foreign companies buy into the UK market, has sky-rocketed in the first four months of the year, with 133 global deals valued at $11bn. Whilst a booming M&A market may appear to be a positive on the surface, there are a number of considerations that tech firms will do well to keep in mind when looking to the M&A market over the next six months."
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