Industries expected to be most active for M&A transactions in Europe in 2019*
Private equity outlook: most active industries for M&A in Europe 2019
The statistic shows the industries with high number of merger and acquisition (M&A) transactions as expected by European private equity professionals in 2019. Approximately 72 percent of respondents expected pharma and healthcare to be the most active sector in terms of the number of M&A transactions with private equity involvement in 2019, just ahead of technology and media (70 percent).
Industries expected to be most active for M&A transactions in Europe in 2019*
Share of respondents
Pharma and healthcare72%
Technology and media70%
Logistics and business services65%
Consumer goods and retail48%
Financial services37%
Engineered products35%
Energy and utilities22%
Chemicals20%
Automotive11%
Building and construction7%
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Private equity outlook: most active industries for M&A in Europe 2019
The statistic shows the industries with high number of merger and acquisition (M&A) transactions as expected by European private equity professionals in 2019. Approximately 72 percent of respondents expected pharma and healthcare to be the most active sector in terms of the number of M&A transactions with private equity involvement in 2019, just ahead of technology and media (70 percent).
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