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

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

by James Cherowbrier, last edited Feb 12, 2019
European M&A: main corporate reasons for expected divestments 2014-2018 This statistic depicts the distribution of industry experts opinions regarding their company corporate strategic drivers for divestments in Europe in 2014, 2015 and 2018. In 2018, it was found that regulatory pressure was the main reason for divestment decisions, quoted by 50 percent of respondents in that year.
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If you are considering divestments, what is the motivation for this?

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201420152018
Capital raising for increased financial flexibility47%68%35%
Focusing on core operations-46%47%
Exiting lower growth geographies51%24%33%
Exiting lower growth sectors37%22%35%
Regulatory pressure26%19%50%
201420152018
Capital raising for increased financial flexibility47%68%35%
Focusing on core operations-46%47%
Exiting lower growth geographies51%24%33%
Exiting lower growth sectors37%22%35%
Regulatory pressure26%19%50%
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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 divestments in Europe in 2014, 2015 and 2018. In 2018, it was found that regulatory pressure was the main reason for divestment decisions, quoted by 50 percent of respondents in that year.
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