Private equity involvement M&A transaction estimates in Europe 2019, by industry

The statistic shows the expectations of private equity professionals for industries with high numbers of merger and acquisition (M&A) deals in Europe as of 2019. It can be seen that 72 percent of respondents expected for the pharma and healthcare industries to be the most active sector in terms of the M&A deal numbers in 2019.

In what industries do you expect to see the most M&A transactions with private equity (PE) involvement in 2019?

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professionals from leading private equity firms.

Supplementary notes

Distribution of responses in the sample: 23 percent from D-A-CH countries (Germany, Austria, Switzerland), 14 percent Italy, 15 percent from Scandinavia, 9 percent Benelux countries, 5 percent CEE, 11 percent United Kingdom, 11 percent France and 9 percent Pan-European.

* Share of participants who expect a high number of transactions.

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