GLOBALIST NARRATIVE BUSTED: 8 Times More Foreign Investment In UK Firms Following Brexit Vote
LONDON (Reuters) – Overseas buyers lured by a plunge in the pound are looking to snare British companies on the cheap, ensuring a steady flow of deals since Britain voted to leave the European Union and defying expectations of an M&A drought.
Almost 60 transactions totalling $34.5 billion have been struck by foreign companies for British firms since June 23, according to Thomson Reuters data, compared with 79 deals amounting to $4.3 billion in the month leading up to the vote.
This activity – dominated by Japanese group SoftBank’s $32 billion swoop for chip designer ARM Holdings – has defied warnings that dealmaking could dry up for a period if Britain backed Brexit, given uncertainty surrounding risks to the economy and access to the EU single market. – READ MORE