European M&A activity: main buyer drivers 2018-2019

This statistic depicts the distribution of industry experts opinions regarding the main drivers of the M&A buyer side in Europe in 2018 and 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.
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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? *
20182019
Cash-rich corporate acquirers50%49%
Undervalued targets23%36%
Consolidation in overcrowded markets53%30%
Private equity buyouts26%29%
Increased appetite from foreign acquirers37%24%
Relative weakness of European currencies11%17%
Digitization-15%
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