2016’s Thriving M&A Market
Despite concerns expressed during our presidential campaign season over the loss of US jobs to international trade, investment in the US by foreign commercial enterprises remains strong, especially given the weak or weakened economies in such key overseas markets as Europe and China. To some degree, these market conditions have fueled an interest in investing in the US’s growing and stable economy. The activity level of foreign direct investment (FDI) in the US is best examined via merger and acquisition (M&A) transactions.
Our overview of analysts’ data on inbound M&A from the first three quarters reveals a surging US FDI environment in spite of depressed global markets, worrisome geopolitical trends and transactional regulatory hurdles.