Stronger funding levels could influence M&A activity

Mercer analysis finds £68bn FTSE 350 DB surplus means mergers could be rethought

Jasmine Urquhart
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M&A acitivity could be influenced by stronger DB funding levels, Mercer says
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M&A acitivity could be influenced by stronger DB funding levels, Mercer says

The increase in funding levels of defined benefit (DB) schemes over the last two years could mean a rethink of merger and acquisition (M&A) activity, Mercer has suggested.

The firm's October Pensions Risk Survey data analysis of the FTSE 350 DB schemes measured the surplus at £68bn, which was "almost a complete reversal" from the £76bn deficit recorded in early 2022....

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