European M&A activity: main buyer drivers 2017-2018

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

by James Cherowbrier, last edited Nov 29, 2018
European M&A activity: main buyer drivers 2017-2018 This statistic depicts the distribution of industry experts opinions regarding the main drivers of the M&A buyer side in Europe in 2017 and 2018. Consolidation in overcrowded markets was given as the underlying motivator for M&A buyers by 53 percent of respondents in 2018. Notably, increased appetites from foreign acquirers increased as a main driver from 29 percent in 2017 to 37 percent in 2018.
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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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20172018
Consolidation in overcrowded markets51%53%
Cash-rich corporate acquirers54%50%
Increased appetite from foreign acquirers29%37%
Private equity buyouts26%26%
Undervalued targets28%23%
Relative weakness of European currencies12%11%
20172018
Consolidation in overcrowded markets51%53%
Cash-rich corporate acquirers54%50%
Increased appetite from foreign acquirers29%37%
Private equity buyouts26%26%
Undervalued targets28%23%
Relative weakness of European currencies12%11%
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by James Cherowbrier, last edited Nov 29, 2018
This statistic depicts the distribution of industry experts opinions regarding the main drivers of the M&A buyer side in Europe in 2017 and 2018. Consolidation in overcrowded markets was given as the underlying motivator for M&A buyers by 53 percent of respondents in 2018. Notably, increased appetites from foreign acquirers increased as a main driver from 29 percent in 2017 to 37 percent in 2018.
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