Sources of most attractive private equity M&A targets in Europe 2015-2017

Sources of most attractive private equity merger and acquisition (M&A) transactions in Europe from 2015 to 2017

by Statista Research Department, last edited Jan 17, 2018
Sources of most attractive private equity M&A targets in Europe 2015-2017 The statistic shows the expected sources of attractive private equity merger and acquistion (M&A) targets in Europe according to private equity professionals from 2015 to 2017. It can be seen that 51 percent of respondents stated secondary buy-outs as the most important source of attractive targets as of 2017, which is down from 67 percent in 2016.
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Sources of most attractive private equity merger and acquisition (M&A) transactions in Europe from 2015 to 2017

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201520162017
Secondary buy-outs45%67%51%
Majority shareholdings in family-owned companies66%64%72%
Parts of groups/carve-outs69%54%44%
Insolvent companies/distressed deals36%11%15%
Listed companies (going private)9%5%17%
201520162017
Secondary buy-outs45%67%51%
Majority shareholdings in family-owned companies66%64%72%
Parts of groups/carve-outs69%54%44%
Insolvent companies/distressed deals36%11%15%
Listed companies (going private)9%5%17%
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by Statista Research Department, last edited Jan 17, 2018
The statistic shows the expected sources of attractive private equity merger and acquistion (M&A) targets in Europe according to private equity professionals from 2015 to 2017. It can be seen that 51 percent of respondents stated secondary buy-outs as the most important source of attractive targets as of 2017, which is down from 67 percent in 2016.
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Statistics on "Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) in Europe"
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