Expected European M&A activity 2019, by sector

This statistic depicts the distribution of industry experts opinions regarding the future volume of M&A activity in Europe in 2019, by sector. The technology, media and telecommunications (TMT) sector is expected to note the highest M&A activity, with a share of 44 percent of respondents. Second and third ranked the consumer sector and pharma, medical and biotech with 35 and 28 percent of the corporate executives and private equity firms opting for them.

Which sector do you believe will witness the most M&A activity in Europe over the next 12 months?**

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Release date

September 2019



Survey time period


Number of respondents


Age group

18 years and older

Special properties

M&A stakeholders: corporate executives and PE firms

Supplementary notes

* The source adds the following information: "Mergermarket surveyed senior executives from 170 corporates and 60 PE firms based in Europe about their expectations for the European M&A market in the year ahead."
** Respondents were asked to select up to two.
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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