Energy sector ‘to drive rise’ in deal-making

By Keith Findlay

Published: 12/06/2012

The north-east energy industry will drive a rise in mergers and acquisitions (M&A) activity throughout Scotland over the coming year, according to a new survey.

KPMG said yesterday its study of leading deal-making professionals revealed more than three-quarters (76%) believed energy was the most likely sector in Scotland to see M&A activity during the next 12 months.

Nearly half (47%) believed the north-east oil and gas industry would be behind M&A deals, while 29% reported it was more likely to be the renewable-energy sector.

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