Executives expect increase in mergers, strategic alliances in 2012

3rd annual Deloitte Corporate Development survey reports that businesses are turning

Law firms have seen an uptick in M&A activity this year, but the corporate world is increasingly turning to smaller deals and strategic alliances to grow their companies, according to a new survey from professional services firm Deloitte.

Of the 309 executives responding to the survey, 46 percent expect an increase in M&A activity. But an even greater number—54 percent—predict an increase in strategic alliance transactions over the next two years. The most-cited reason for this increase was investment in countries where strategic alliances are required or preferred (35 percent).

Alanna Byrne

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