Outlook for M&A in Israel: Execs expect the bull run to continue

20 May 2019

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Mergermarket is pleased to present Outlook for M&A in Israel, published in association with White & Case. The report, which includes a survey of 51 senior-level executives at Israeli companies, provides an insight into deal trends and highlights the challenges and opportunities likely to face dealmakers in 2019.
 
Key findings include:
  • Dealmakers are optimistic about deal activity this year, despite concerns about the availability of financing. Seventy-six percent of respondents expect to complete more transactions in 2019 than they did last year.
  • Seventy-six percent of respondents say that a global economic slowdown would not make them less likely to engage in M&A, while 37 percent say that a slowdown would in fact increase the likelihood that they would do so.
  • Sixty-nine percent of respondents expect Israeli private companies to be more active than international dealmakers in 2019. This would be a dramatic shift from last year, when international dealmakers dominated the Israeli market.