Private equity outlook: most active industries for M&A in Europe 2013-2017

Industries expected to be most active for M&A transactions in Europe from 2013 to 2017

by James Cherowbrier, last edited Jan 17, 2018
Private equity outlook: most active industries for M&A in Europe 2013-2017 The statistic shows the industries with high number of merger and acquisition (M&A) transactions as expected by European private equity professionals for years 2013 to 2017. Approximately 72 percent of respondents expected technology & media to be the most active sector in terms of the number of M&A transactions with private equity involvement in 2017 which is up from 65 percent of respondents in 2016.
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Industries expected to be most active for M&A transactions in Europe from 2013 to 2017

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20172016201520142013
Technology and media72%65%46%55%41%
Pharma and healthcare68%62%49%61%54%
Consumer goods and retail60%60%48%63%51%
Logistics and business services49%49%39%43%35%
Financial services43%40%26%26%18%
Capital goods and engineering29%28%28%29%24%
Chemicals24%17%13%15%17%
Energy and utilities19%14%22%24%41%
Building and construction18%14%14%5%5%
Automotive16%18%10%14%10%
20172016201520142013
Technology and media72%65%46%55%41%
Pharma and healthcare68%62%49%61%54%
Consumer goods and retail60%60%48%63%51%
Logistics and business services49%49%39%43%35%
Financial services43%40%26%26%18%
Capital goods and engineering29%28%28%29%24%
Chemicals24%17%13%15%17%
Energy and utilities19%14%22%24%41%
Building and construction18%14%14%5%5%
Automotive16%18%10%14%10%
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by James Cherowbrier, last edited Jan 17, 2018
The statistic shows the industries with high number of merger and acquisition (M&A) transactions as expected by European private equity professionals for years 2013 to 2017. Approximately 72 percent of respondents expected technology & media to be the most active sector in terms of the number of M&A transactions with private equity involvement in 2017 which is up from 65 percent of respondents in 2016.
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