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In addition to our M&A and IPO forecasts, we created a Transaction Attractiveness Indicator that rates the attractiveness of a country’s current environment for M&A and IPO activity on a scale from 0 to 10. That score is based on past transactional activity in each country and a weighted average of 10 key economic, financial and regulatory factors that drive M&A and IPO activity.
We designed the individual country scores to measure investment attractiveness relative to the overall size of the domestic economy to allow smaller markets with positive transactions environments to punch above their weight. The key factors included in the score are the country’s economic growth, stock market size, size of the economy, openness to trade, sovereign credit risk, political stability, ease of doing business, legal structure, freedom to trade, and business regulation.
RANK
COUNTRY
SCORE
Hong Kong
9.2
1
1.
Singapore
8.9
2
2.
Switzerland
7.6
3
3.
Netherlands
7.3
4
4.
Sweden
7.1
5
5.
United Kingdom
6.6
6
6.
Belgium
6.5
7
7.
United Arab Emirates
6.5
8
8.
Canada
6.4
9
9.
Australia
6.1
10
10.
Japan
6.1
11
11.
Malaysia
6.1
12
12.
Austria
5.9
13
13.
Germany
5.7
14
14.
United States
5.7
15
15.
France
5.5
16
16.
Chile
5.1
17
17.
South Korea
5.0
18
18.
Spain
4.5
19
19.
RANK
COUNTRY
SCORE
20
Poland
4.4
20.
21
Saudi Arabia
4.3
21.
22
Italy
4.1
22.
23
South Africa
3.9
23.
24
Thailand
3.8
24.
25
Peru
3.6
25.
26
China
3.6
26.
27
Mexico
3.3
27.
28
Vietnam
3.0
28.
29
Colombia
2.9
29.
30
Turkey
2.7
30.
31
Russia
2.6
31.
32
Indonesia
2.2
32.
33
India
2.1
33.
34
Brazil
1.8
34.
35
Nigeria
1.5
35.
36
Egypt
1.3
36.
37
Argentina
1.2
37.
TRANSACTION ATTRACTIVENESS INDICATOR
Michael F. DeFranco
Koen V. Vanhaerents
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Appendix A: Transaction Attractiveness Indicator
Appendix B: Country Forecasts
Appendix C: Methodology
M&A Transactions (US$B)
M&A Transactions (# Of Deals)
Domestic IPOs (US$M)
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