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European M&A Report

2Q 2019

European M&A Report

August 26, 2019

European M&A Report
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The European M&A cycle has continued to wind down throughout 2019, at least in terms of volume. Closed deal value is somewhat off pace, but there is a passel of upcoming mega-deals that could considerably reverse that trend. However, the diminution in the cycle is proceeding at a modest pace; as valuations remain stable and private equity fund managers are still quite active, there is potential for relatively robust activity going forward. Additional highlights noted by our analysts in this report include:
 
  • The impact of ongoing consolidation by UK-based companies in light of Brexit
  • How information technology is on pace for a record proportion of European M&A overall
  • Key trends influencing cross-border M&A