European M&A activity: expected main seller drivers 2017-2018

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

by James Cherowbrier, last edited Oct 2, 2018
European M&A activity: expected main seller drivers 2017-2018 This statistic depicts the distribution of industry experts opinions regarding the main drivers of the M&A seller side in Europe from 2017 to 2018. Capital raising for expansion was consistently given as the main underlying motivator for M&A sellers, by 50 percent of respondents in 2017 and 49 percent in 2018. ten percent of respondents in 2018 gave the uncertainty surrounding the UK leaving the EU as a main drivers of the M&A seller side.
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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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20172018
Capital raising for expansion (in faster growing areas)51%49%
Distress-driven M&A39%30%
Non-core assets sales (large companies)45%40%
A pick-up in divestments valuations29%18%
Private equity divestments24%23%
Weakness of the euro against other currencies12%-
Uncertainty surrounding the UK leaving the EU-10%
20172018
Capital raising for expansion (in faster growing areas)51%49%
Distress-driven M&A39%30%
Non-core assets sales (large companies)45%40%
A pick-up in divestments valuations29%18%
Private equity divestments24%23%
Weakness of the euro against other currencies12%-
Uncertainty surrounding the UK leaving the EU-10%
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by James Cherowbrier, last edited Oct 2, 2018
This statistic depicts the distribution of industry experts opinions regarding the main drivers of the M&A seller side in Europe from 2017 to 2018. Capital raising for expansion was consistently given as the main underlying motivator for M&A sellers, by 50 percent of respondents in 2017 and 49 percent in 2018. ten percent of respondents in 2018 gave the uncertainty surrounding the UK leaving the EU as a main drivers of the M&A seller side.
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