Prism’s Peter Watson Comments on the Latest M&A National Statistics

M&A remained at historically low levels in the second quarter of 2012.

“Its no real surprise that activity levels remain depressed overall given the continued economic uncertainty, though there is some improvement over Qtr 1 which is reassuring. We expect this slow recovery to continue –  certainly there are positive signs that MBO’s are now back on the Banks agenda. Once again the figures mask some better performing sectors – with the Information, Communication & Technology sector – ICT (according to Prism figures) accounting for as much as half of the activity.”