Corporate Finance - Europe

  • Europe
  • The projected revenue for the Corporate Finance market market in Europe is expected to reach US$77.57bn in 2024.
  • It is anticipated to demonstrate an annual growth rate (CAGR 2024-2028) of -1.01%, resulting in a projected total of US$74.47bn by 2028.
  • In 2024, the average transaction value in the Corporate Finance market market amounts to US$180.40m.
  • When looking at global comparisons, it is evident that the United States leads with the highest revenue of US$119.10bn in 2024.
  • In Europe's corporate finance market, Germany's strategic focus on sustainability and renewable energy investments is driving a surge in green bond issuance.
Region comparison

Analyst Opinion

The Corporate Finance market in Europe is experiencing significant growth and evolution.

Customer preferences:
Customers in Europe are increasingly seeking tailored financial solutions that meet their specific needs and objectives. They are looking for innovative and flexible financing options, as well as personalized advisory services to navigate the complexities of the market.

Trends in the market:
In Germany, there is a growing trend towards green finance, with businesses and investors showing a strong interest in sustainable and environmentally friendly projects. This shift is driven by regulatory initiatives and a heightened awareness of climate change issues, pushing companies to incorporate ESG criteria into their financial strategies.In the United Kingdom, the Corporate Finance market is witnessing a surge in mergers and acquisitions activity, particularly in the technology and healthcare sectors. The uncertainty surrounding Brexit has led to consolidation efforts among companies looking to strengthen their market position and expand their global footprint.

Local special circumstances:
In France, the Corporate Finance market is influenced by a strong emphasis on cultural heritage and tradition. This has resulted in a preference for traditional banking services and a cautious approach towards adopting fintech solutions. Despite this, there is a gradual shift towards digitalization and online platforms to enhance efficiency and reach a wider customer base.

Underlying macroeconomic factors:
The overall stability of the European economy, coupled with low interest rates set by the European Central Bank, has created a favorable environment for corporate borrowing and investment. The ongoing digital transformation across industries is also driving demand for innovative financial products and services, leading to increased competition among financial institutions in the region.


Data coverage:

Figures are based on the revenue generated by the Investment Banking market, as well as the transaction value, the number of transactions, and the average transactions size of the Mergers and Acquisitions (M&As) and Initial Public Offerings (IPOs) markets.

Modeling approach / Market size:

Market sizes are determined by a bottom-up approach and are based on a specific rationale for each market. As a basis for evaluating markets, we use market research and analysis, as well as data from annual financial reports. Furthermore, we use relevant key market indicators and data from country-specific associations and national data bureaus, such as GDP, wealth per capita, and total investment (% of GDP). This data helps us to estimate the market size for each country individually.


In our forecasts, we apply diverse forecasting techniques. The selection of forecasting techniques is based on the behavior of the particular market. In this market, we use the HOLT-damped Trend method to forecast future development. The main drivers are GDP per capita and total investment (% of GDP).

Additional Notes:

The market is updated twice per year in the event that market dynamics change.


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