* EBITDA multiples to hit 11.3x, up 23% on reported 2013 figures
* 2013 deal volumes hit 14,000, a six-year high
* TMT companies worth the most, estimated to reach 11.7x by 2015
The amount buyers are willing to pay for companies will reach 11.3x EBITDA by 2015, a jump of 23% compared with reported 2013 figures. This comes amidst improving macroeconomic conditions in the US and
Technology, media and telecom companies saw the biggest rise in M&A, including higher volumes, greater values and increasing multiples. TMT companies saw multiples jump to 9.5x in 2013 and a post-crisis peak of 11.7x is expected in 2015. Meanwhile, total deal values rose in the sector from
In geographic terms: Asia-Pacific M&A has continued to grow steadily, with a decline in
M&A valuations in the
Meanwhile, Latin American countries can attribute much of their growth to interest by foreign investors.
These are some of the findings from *Global M&A Valuation Outlook 2014, *a report published today by global valuation specialists American Appraisal.
The wide-reaching report, now in its third year, draws on in-depth analysis of American Appraisals own data from deals compiled in 24 countries combined with industry data on international corporate deal flow and independent interviews conducted with senior executives across the world.
There seems to be a buyer for everything at the moment and some people are paying top whack.
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