Is 2010 the year for healthcare and life sciense deals? Most M&A polls and surveys say yes! Are we all sheep or do we all have it right? Thomson Reurters December 2009 Survey says bullish on healthcare.
Thomson Reuters Survey say healthcare/life sciences winner:
Dealmakers expect the following sectors to experience the most merger activity in the first half of 2010:
• Healthcare/life sciences (23%)
• Manufacturing and distribution (18%)
• Financial services (14%)
• Technology (11%)
They expect the following sectors to experience the most organic growth:
• Healthcare/life sciences (28%)
• Government-related (16%)
• Energy (13%)
• Technology (12%)
According to Thomson Reuters, the volume of all worldwide mergers and acquisitions totaled $1.8 trillion in announced deals through November 30, 2009, a decrease of 33% over the comparable period in 2008. Of this total, M&A deals in the mid-market, defined by Thomson Reuters as transactions under $500 million, fell 31% from the 2008 level, totaling $461.9 billion.
Through November 30, 2009, strategic M&A activity totaled $1.7 trillion, a 32% decline from the comparable period in 2008. Overall, strategic merger activity accounts for 94% of total announced M&A this year, the highest percentage since 2001.
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JD MORRIS VIEW: JD Morris view in “Bull” on healthcare vs. bullish. Unless you count buying all the road kill of 2009 in healthcare.
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