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

This statistic depicts the distribution of industry experts opinions regarding their company corporate strategic drivers for acquisitions in Europe in 2018. Growth in new geographies was the main reason quoted by 65 percent of respondents in that year. Sizable transformational acquisitions and bolt-on acquisitions in existing geographies and segments came second with 46 and 50 percent of the respondents selecting them as leading strategic driver for acquisitions.

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

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Release date

September 2018



Survey time period


Number of respondents

230 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Special properties

M&A stakeholders: corporate executives

Supplementary notes

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".
* Respondents were asked to select up to two answers.

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