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Future of M&A; Trends Survey#### About the surveyBetween August 20 and September 1, 2020, a Deloitte survey conducted byOnResearch, a market research firm, polled 1,000 US executives—750 at US-headquartered corporations and 250 at US-based private equity firms—to assesscurrent and future M&A plans given uncertainty caused by COVID-19 and currenteconomic conditions. Download the PDF for full response options and questiondetails including which questions were single-select and which includedmultiple response options. All participants in the survey work either for private or public companieswith revenues in excess of $10 million or private equity firms. Theparticipants hold senior ranks (at least director level). Forty-one percent ofall respondents sit in the C-suite. All respondents are involved in M&Aactivity.Respondents represent a variety of industries: technology, consumer, energy,financial services, life sciences and health care, among others. More thanhalf of the corporate respondents (57%) work for privately held companies.Twenty-nine percent work at companies with more than $1 billion in revenue,and 17% work in companies with less than $250 million in revenue.The private equity respondents come from a variety of funds. More than one-third (36%) of respondents work at funds with more than $3 billion in assets.Only 8% work at funds with less than half a billion dollars to invest.