PWC just came out with its Q2 2014 update for US Retail and Consumer Deals Insights, its quarterly report about M&A activity in this country. A total of eight multibillion dollar deals took place in the quarter, with four in food and beverage. That’s tasty M&A indeed.
But the big question still remains: What’s going to happen over the remainder of the year? PWC believes the retail and consumer sector will continue to see brisk M&A activity on deals valued over $500 million. After all, when mergers and acquisitions are announced, stocks tend to lift in anticipation of the new synergies. That’s a huge opportunity for investors who can get in ahead of the news.
So, with more than a little bit of speculation, here are three potential stock-lifting M&A deals we could see by 2015.