Mergers & Acquisitions: Any predictions?

    KPMG Global Energy Institute

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    The KPMG Global Energy Institute is pleased to announce the launch of the annual M&A Predictor report with 2018 global energy sector data.

    The report anticipates a mixed but promising year for energy sector M&A transactions in 2018 as the market continues to stabilize and companies increasingly position themselves for greater earnings growth. Highlights of our latest report containing timely data and commentary:

    According to M&A Predictor data, corporate appetite for M&A deals in the Oil & Gas sector, as measured by forward P/E ratios, is expected to decline by 10 percent in 2018 versus 2017. Appetite for M&A deals in the Utilities sector is expected to rise by 2 percent in 2018.—The capacity of corporates to fund M&A growth is expected to rise by 11 percent for the Oil & Gas sector and 2 percent for the Utilities sector.—The 2018 renewables market continues to be attractive and promising.

    We encourage you to explore the full report for a more-detailed examination of both the M&A market’s 2017 activity and our assessment of what to expect in this busy year. View our interactive regional data as well for additional insights.

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