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EY: Capital Confidence Barometer 10-14

EY's October 2014 Capital Confidence Barometer survey finds record-high optimism in the automotive sector and strong interest in embarking on a new wave of transactional initiatives.

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EY's October 2014 Capital Confidence Barometer survey finds record-high optimism in the automotive sector and strong interest in embarking on a new wave of transactional initiatives.

The biggest indicator of this positive sentiment is the deal pipeline, which has grown a remarkable 30% since April. Two-thirds of executives expect merger and acquisition pipelines to expand further over the next year.

This survey finds 51% of respondents actively pursuing transactions in the next 12 months, up from 29% in the April 2014 survey. Middle-market transactions (values to $250 million) will comprise the bulk of deals, according to the survey.

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