European M&A: main corporate reasons for expected acquisition 2014-2018

If you are considering acquisitions, what is the motivation for this?*

by James Cherowbrier, last edited Feb 12, 2019
European M&A: main corporate reasons for expected acquisition 2014-2018 This statistic depicts the distribution of industry experts opinions regarding their company corporate strategic drivers for acquisitions in Europe from 2014 to 2018. In 2018, Growth in new geographies were the main reason quoted by 65 percent of respondents in that year.
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If you are considering acquisitions, what is the motivation for this?*

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20142015201620172018
Growth in new geographies40%31%72%68%65%
Favourable valuations--88%44%28%
Sizeable transformational acquisitions63%31%42%40%46%
Bolt-on acquisitions in existing geographies and segments28%32%45%37%50%
Growth in new sectors in existing geographies66%64%30%11%11%
20142015201620172018
Growth in new geographies40%31%72%68%65%
Favourable valuations--88%44%28%
Sizeable transformational acquisitions63%31%42%40%46%
Bolt-on acquisitions in existing geographies and segments28%32%45%37%50%
Growth in new sectors in existing geographies66%64%30%11%11%
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by James Cherowbrier, last edited Feb 12, 2019
This statistic depicts the distribution of industry experts opinions regarding their company corporate strategic drivers for acquisitions in Europe from 2014 to 2018. In 2018, Growth in new geographies were the main reason quoted by 65 percent of respondents in that year.
Show more
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