Corporate Deal Appetite Hits 5-Year High Amid Dollar Rise

April 12, 2015 11:07 PM

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The current wave of corporate takeovers and mergers is set to grow as the appetite for deals among global executives hits a five-year high in the wake of the strong dollar and low oil prices, a survey found Monday.

A striking 56 percent of global companies assessed say they intend to make acquisitions in the coming year, up from 40 percent in October, consulting firm EY said in its half-yearly report on corporate deal-making. That's the first time since 2010 that more than half of executives say they plan to m...

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