Axial recently worked with journalist Katie Roof to interview Frank Aquila — co-head of Sullivan & Cromwell’s General Practice Group — about his outlook for 2013. Overall, Aquila expressed optimism for increased M&A activity in 2013, citing dry powder, available financing options, and fewer impediments in 2013.
In addition to activity trending across most sectors, especially in Manufacturing and Technology, Aquila also expects an increase in cross-border deals. From his perspective, China, Japan, and Latin America will build a larger presence in the M&A community, with many buyouts occurring in Europe.
Check out their full conversation here: