The last 18 months has seen a continuing resurgence in M&A. For the first time since the global crisis, M&A deal activity has reached pre-recession levels, particularly in the US. While some parts of the global economy remain sluggish, low interest rates, high equity prices and capital availability have been catalysts for deal-making from small scale transactions to mega-market deals.
A growing population together with greater economic prosperity in emerging markets means that demand for food will only increase in the coming years. More investments in farmland across the world, especially in North America and Oceania, combined with raised capital within private equity and venture capital and a large number of M&A deals in this area, make the agriculture sector one to watch.