Why US Investment Into The UK Is On The Rise

By Simon Rous and Laurie Sanders (June 19, 2018, 12:39 PM EDT) -- While many leading surveys point to a record Q1 2018 for M&A activity globally, reports on the U.K. element of that surge are less clear. Recent enthusiastic coverage in the British financial press has trumpeted record activity in the U.K. M&A market for Q1 2018, especially by U.S. acquirers, claiming it as the highest since the record year for Q1 of 11 years ago. Mergermarket reported that the U.K. (closely followed by Germany) remained the most targeted country by both transaction value and deal count, with the U.K. receiving 284 deals worth $62.7 billion, its strongest first quarter value since 2001....

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