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Toppan Vite – M&A Pulse: Asset management and mutual fund M&A

Toppan Vite – M&A Pulse: Asset management and mutual fund M&A

08 March 2017

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The fund management space saw a flurry of M&A activity in 2016 with 303 deals globally worth US$43.3bn. While activity in 2017 is expected to increase, dealmakers face new potential obstacles in the form of the Trump administration’s changes to financial regulations and a growing number of technology firms seeking to automate portfolio management.

Toppan Vite, a trusted financial printing and communications company, in partnership with Mergermarket, is pleased to present the newest edition of M&A Pulse. This newsletter features responses from US-based senior dealmakers who were interviewed on the current and future state of the asset management and mutual fund market.

Key findings include:

  • 48% of respondents predict that M&A among asset management companies will somewhat increase in the coming year.
  • Nearly half of respondents (44%) expect consolidations to be the most influential driver of M&A activity in the fund management sector for 2017.
  • More than four in ten respondents (44%) point to the uncertain regulatory environment as the biggest obstacle to M&A activity.

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