Time is running out to cash in on a $4.8 trillion mega-trend…
You see, in just a few months, 2018 will come to a close…
And then your chance to earn gains of 1,000% or more from this trend will be gone.
So today, I’ll share the details about this extraordinary opportunity…
And then I’ll show you the best way to invest in it.
Once-in-a-Decade Profit Opportunity
As Matt explained a few weeks ago, we’re in the midst of a trend that occurs just once a decade…
Essentially, every 10 years or so, there’s a wave of consolidation where big companies acquire smaller ones — i.e., “Mergers & Acquisitions.”
This year, The New York Times predicts there will be $4.8 trillion of these M&A deals.
That’s a 50% increase over last year, and it’s even higher than the record set in the 2000s.
And now let me explain why this is such a big deal for investors like you.
How M&A Helps Investors Profit
If you own a stake in a small company that gets acquired, you can earn big returns fast.
For example, we recently showed our readers how to claim a stake in Cruise Automation, a startup that builds software for self-driving cars.
Well, just six months after we wrote about it, Cruise was acquired by automotive giant General Motors for $1 billion…
And readers who took advantage of this opportunity made a quick 1,000% profit.
But Nothing Lasts Forever
But this trend of record-setting M&A will soon come to an end…
You see, two of the underlying reasons for all this M&A — low interest rates and record-high stock prices — are already fading.
Let me explain…
Low interest rates make it easy for companies to borrow money cheaply, and use that money to pay cash for their takeovers. But the Fed has already raised interest rates three times this year, and is indicating that more hikes are on the horizon.
Meanwhile, when stock prices are high, companies can use their own shares instead of cash to fund their M&A activity. But experts are forecasting a major recession about a year from now — which means stock prices will start to plummet.
To take advantage of the current economic environment, companies realize they need to accelerate their takeover plans.
The thing is, this timing pressure creates an opportunity for investors like you…
If you can figure out which companies might get taken over, you can make big profits fast.
How to Play The M&A Mega-Trend
But how do you know which companies have the best shot of being acquired?
Perhaps surprisingly, it’s not difficult.
You see, based on data from market intelligence platform CapitalIQ, 95% of all takeovers occur in the same market…
The market for private companies.
So to put yourself in position to profit from this decade’s M&A boom, a good first step is to own stakes in private companies.
The Takeover Profit “Sweet Spot”
But there’s also a second step you can take…
You see, within the private market, one specific type of company has a far higher chance of getting taken over than all the others. This is the “sweet spot” for M&A.
In fact, according to market research company CB Insights, this is where more than 60% of private M&A deals have taken place.
Next week, I’ll reveal exactly where this sweet spot is…
And most importantly, I’ll show you how to invest in it so you can earn your share of those $4.8 trillion in profits!