European M&A activity: expected main seller drivers 2018-2019

This statistic depicts the distribution of industry experts opinions regarding the main drivers of the M&A seller side in Europe during 2018 and 2019. Non-core assets sales from large companies and distress-driven M&A was given as the main underlying motivator for M&A sellers, by 47 percent of respondents in 2019.

What do you believe will be the greatest sell-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

170 corporates and 60 private equity (PE) firms

Age group

18 years and older

Special properties

M&A stakeholders: senior executives.

Supplementary notes

* Respondents could select up to two answer categories.
The source adds the following information: "The research extends across all European geographies and a number of important market segments and takes into account the view of CEOs, finance directors, bankers, M&A heads, private equity players and sector specialists. The publication is based on forward-looking research on the prospects for M&A over the next 12 months".

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