Jeff Yastine Reveals Why Mergers and Acquisition are Important for Investors

Jeff Yastine is an experienced business journalist and has worked for different media houses. He worked as an anchor and correspondent for PBS Nightly Report from 1994 until 2010. He was nominated for Emmy Awards for the role he played as an anchor in the company. While in that position, he interviewed world-renowned business leaders such as Sir Richard Branson, Warren Buffet, and Michael Dell. Through such interviews, he was able to identify great investment opportunities for his audience and put his company in public limelight. He was also instrumental in warning his audience about the crisis in the real estate industry in the early 2000’s. View Jeff Yastine’s profile at LinkedIn.

Mergers and Acquisitions

Jeff Yastine predicts that 2018will be a year of mergers and acquisitions. According to an M&A survey report submitted by Deloitte, many respondents admitted that they were reserving money for the purposes of purchasing mergers and acquisitions. Corporations in the recent years have indicated their interest in organic investment, seeking to grow their businesses through mergers and acquisitions. Over 40% of company executives interviewed said that their number one priority in 2018 was mergers and acquisition.

By the end of 2017, statistics showed that mergers and acquisitions had significantly increased. According to Dealogic, a company dedicated to collecting data since 1995, November was the second largest month in which mergers and acquisitions took place. There are several factors that are increasingly making mergers and acquisitions attractive to most investors, and one of them is the ability to compound profits.

Jeff Yastine says that individuals can take advantage of this trend and will stand to benefit especially when it comes to stocks. For instance, when two companies come together, there is a likelihood that their stock value will go up. This, therefore, implies that if an individual buys the shares of those companies in advance, they are likely to cash in big profits. Jeff believes that 2018 will see large corporations buying out smaller companies to increase their productivity as well as profitability.

Jeff Yastine is currently working with Banyan publishing serving as the Editorial Director. He joined the publishing company in 2015. Yastine has over 20 years of experience in investment and the stock market. He has won various awards including the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants Excellence in Financial journalism. He is the current editor of the Total Wealth Insider where he published articles advising his readers on various investment opportunities and business risks. Learn more: