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.
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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? *
Non-core assets sales from large companies40%47%
Distress-driven M&A30%47%
Capital raising for expansion in faster growing areas49%30%
Regulatory changes EU-wide or in European jurisdictions-27%
Private equity divestments23%23%
Uncertainty surrounding the UK leaving the EU10%23%
A pick-up in valuations-3%
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