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M&A index

Forecasting future global M&A deal volumes

The Deloitte M&A index is our proprietary forward looking model that forecasts future global M&A deal volumes and reveals the factors influencing deal making.

About the Deloitte M&A index

The Deloitte M&A index is a forward looking model that forecasts future global M&A deal volumes and reveals the factors influencing dealmaking. By anticipating M&A deal volumes, we hope to help our clients with their growth strategies.

The M&A index is created from a wide range of weighted market indicators, including macroeconomic and key market indicators, funding and liquidity, company fundamentals and valuation data. Each quarter, these variables are tested for their statistical significance and relative relationships to M&A volumes. As a result, we have a dynamic and evolving model which allows Deloitte UK to identify the factors impacting dealmaking and enables us to make a projection of future M&A deal volumes. The Deloitte M&A Index has a 90 per cent accuracy rate dating back to Q1 2008.

M&A index H2 2013

Recovery in deal volumes expected in H2 as sentiment improves.

Deloitte UK predicts a 6% increase in global M&A deal volumes for H2 2013 compared to H1. A steady recovery, both in terms of optimism and the economy, across the developed markets is expected to drive this uptick with the US leading the way. Deal making conditions are becoming increasingly positive with corporate balance sheets healthy and with large cash reserves, credit readily available through both the bond and loan markets and premiums at a five year low. With increasing economic performance and corporate confidence improving, we expect companies to pursue their growth ambitions through M&A and forecast global deal volumes to reach almost 30,000 by year-end.

M&A index
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