The Impact of Economic Conditions on Mergers & Acquisitions Activity in International MarketsShow full item record
The Impact of Economic Conditions on Mergers & Acquisitions Activity in International Markets
Following the end of the financial crisis of 2007-2008, the vast majority of the world has entered a recovery stage. Economies have been thriving ever since, and companies all over the world feel the need to constantly grow more competitive. As a result, a large number of merger & acquisitions (M&A) transactions have been carried out in recent years, in the period from June 2009 up until the present. But what are the specific factors that affect the volume of M&A activity from all countries, especially those in international markets? Prior studies mention different economic factors, such as financial openness, GDP growth and taxation. This paper specifically addresses the impact of economic freedom and GDP growth rate on the volume of M&A activity in Asia and the Latin America & Caribbean region, in the period from June 2009 to December 2015.