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European M&A activity: main buyer drivers 2019

This statistic depicts the distribution of industry experts opinions regarding the main drivers of the M&A buyer side in Europe in 2019. Cash-rich corporate acquirers was given as the underlying motivator for M&A buyers by 49 percent of respondents in 2019. Notably, Undervalued targets increased as a main driver from 23 percent in 2018 to 36 percent in 2019.

What do you believe will be the greatest buy-side drivers of M&A activity in Europe over the next 12 months? *

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Release date

September 2019



Survey time period

2nd quarter 2019

Number of respondents


Age group

18 years and older

Special properties

Senior executives

Supplementary notes

* Respondents could select up to two answer categories. ** 170 corporates and 60 PE firms.

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