Chinese investors have been on a buying spree in Europe with a significant rise in deals in 2016. Yet the tone of regulators both in Germany and China looks set to tighten conditions for cross-border transactions.
9 years after the financial crisis of 2008-9, patience is growing continuously thin on the market’s recovery.While there have been several large increases in German M&A activity in recent years, the levels experienced pre-crisis have yet to be seen.Fortunately for those waiting for this recovery, the 2016 trend report from Mergermarket offers several promising trends.
The recent fall in M&A activity was a central theme at this year Benelux M&A and Private Equity Forum. Industry experts assessed the outlook for deal flow and evaluated which sectors looked the most promising.