Industry News & Trends

M&A Activity Expected to Rise

Better brush up on your M&A communications skills. More than 60 percent of senior executives polled by The Conference Board expect the number of M&As in their own firms to increase in the next six months. In their industries, 70 percent anticipate cranked up M&A activity by year's end. The annual Pulse Survey of senior execs attending the 1999 Post-Merger Integration Conference included those in virtually every major area of business. Research associate Michele Paige attributed a robust stock market and abundant capital as the financial incentives driving the frenzy.