The UK M&A market has remained resilient in the face of wide-scale geopolitical uncertainty. Whether it be Brexit, two general elections or the referendum on Scottish independence, deal volume has been consistent, and growing – Jeremy Furniss discusses this current appeal of UK markets, especially to foreign investors, and the uncertainty that ongoing Brexit negotiations could still yet create.
As it stands, the buoyancy of the market remains testament to the confidence investors have in the UK economy and the attractiveness of the weak pound, particularly to Asia-Pacific buyers. However, Jeremy argues that this optimism is becoming increasingly dependent on the strength of the UK’s Brexit negotiations, with profound reductions for M&A activity on the cards if Britain fails to secure a favourable deal.
Read Jeremy’s comments on the future trends of M&A market activity in the UK in Financier Worldwide here.