A spokesman for the firm said the global focus will allow the fund to capitalise on opportunities outside the US and Europe, both of which have seen a recent downturn in merger and acquisition volumes. Two areas currently offering good opportunities are Australia and Japan, he added.
Public company consolidations have accelerated worldwide due to technological and regulatory changes, and globalisation. According to Mergerstat and Dealogic, leading providers of US and international merger and acquisition information, the annual value of announced mergers increased by more than 580% between 1993 and the end of 2001, despite slowing since mid-2000.
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