overseas investment

Number of Overseas Investments by UK Businesses up 13%

Business confidence on the rise as more firms invest overseas with transactions doubling to £69.5bn in 2014 – the highest in seven years UK business overseas investment rose by 13% this year, with outbound deals up from 502 to 566, according to a new report. The research, released by global information company Experian, revealed the value of transactions has doubled in 2014, totalling £69.5bn compared to £33.9bn in 2013. The findings also highlighted what regions and industries conducted the greatest number of overseas investments as well as what type of deals were most popular. In regards to the busiest sectors, manufacturing lead the way with a total of £23bn worth of international deals; followed by professional, scientific and technical services (£13.3bn) and the information and commun... »