A new M&A Corporate Development Report from Merrill DataSite and mergermarket was released this past week.  It addresses the M&A outlook for the coming year.  They report finding a largely positive view toward M&A deal volume and deal values for the upcoming 12 months, with 76% of the corporate executives and investment bankers interviewed anticipating increasing deal volume and 65% of them expecting deal values to increase in the same period.

The report also includes responses regarding approaches to corporate development within the organizations of the executives interviewed, with half of the executives reporting that corporate development executives are actively involved in post merger integration and more than a third reporting that post merger integration activities are maintained completely separate from corporate development.

You can download the full report here.