Global M&A Appetite at a 10-Year High

industry news by Walker Hamill Großbritannien

For the first time in ten years, the UK has ranked ‘the top investment destination in the world’.

A survey conducted by the professional services firm, EY, indicated the UK surpassed the US, even “despite continued uncertainty stemming from its intention to leave the European Union.” The US had held this position since 2014.

Last year (2018), the UK accounted for 10% of global M&A worth a combined £305bn, its second-best year since the financial crisis in 2008.

The UK’s top sectors for investment were consumer products and retail, industrials and financial services.

London, in particular, remains European Venture Capitalist’s most popular investment target, followed by Germany, who completed the top 3.

Read the press release.

Original source: EY.