This year’s recovery in merger & acquisition activity is turning out to be U-shaped rather than V-shaped. Corporate acquirers are holding back due to a lack of confidence in their ability to bring a bid to a good, value-accretive end. Yet, this may still be the time when, from a price point of view, acquisition opportunities are at their best. In this Market Insight we consider acquisition pre-emptive funding strategies that can enable companies increase their confidence to pursue M&A opportunities notwithstanding challenges on the funding side.
The case for “M&A pre-emptive” funding strategies