Interesting article in that the majority of these targets have seen a decline in their share price since IPO suggesting, perhaps, that they were originally overvalued. If these targets are acquired in 2016 one wonders if the pricing will be wrong again.
2016 will be a robust M&A market and there are several already public companies that might be ripe for picking, a new Merrill Lynch analyst note predicts. The large cash balances of large cap internet companies combined with the suddenly attractive small-cap valuations of others may contribute to an uptick in public companies cannibalizing each other. Here are the seven companies that Merrill Lynch singled out in its analyst note as M&A targets for 2016.