Scotland is set for a resurgence of M&A activity over the next 12 months
Scotland is set for a resurgence of M&A activity over the next 12 months, according to a survey of Scottish dealmakers by KPMG.
Some 98 per cent of the dealmakers polled anticipate being involved in more deals this year, while a third said lack of funding remained a barrier to market growth. When asked where they anticipate such funding will come from, 42 per cent said private equity, 35 per cent hoped it would come from banks, and just 17 per cent suggested angel investors and venture capitalists.
The bulk of the 49 respondents noted that the gap between buyer and seller price expectations will diminish during the next 12 months.
Craig Anderson, senior partner for KPMG in Scotland says: ‘The majority of the dealmaking community is looking forward to both parties’ price expectations becoming more closely aligned in the coming months – which could provide the market with a welcome surge of activity.’