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European M&A: main corporate reasons for expected divestments 2019

This statistic depicts the distribution of industry experts opinions regarding their company corporate strategic drivers for divestments in Europe in 2019. Focusing on core operatons was the main reason for divestment decisions, quoted by 60 percent of respondents in that year. Second came capital raising for increased financial flexibility with 42 percent.

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

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Sources

Release date

September 2019

Region

Europe

Survey time period

2019

Number of respondents

230*

Age group

18 years and older

Special properties

M&A stakeholders: corporate executives and PE firms

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".
* 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.

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