Mergermarket, the leading provider of M&A data and intelligence, has released new data finding that the Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) region has remained resolute in 2019, dipping by 15.9% by value versus around 25% across Europe.
Mergermarket, the leading provider of M&A data and intelligence, has released new data finding that Irish private equity buyouts stand at their second highest YTD volume on Mergermarket record, with 21 deals worth EUR 1.9bn. Irish private equity buyouts have also accounted for 19.8% of M&A deals so far this year, the highest percentage since the financial crisis.
Optimism amongst dealmakers for the future of European M&A has faltered somewhat since last year. The past 12 months have seen a shift in sentiment in the M&A community and the beginning of a downturn in activity with M&A value down 22% year-on-year to €652.2bnaccording toCMS' European M&A Outlook published in cooperation with Mergermarket.
Mergermarket, the leading provider of M&A data and intelligence, has today released research showing that Saudi Arabia saw a jump in M&A volume and value (14deals worth USD 72.6bn) during the first half of 2019, due to the blockbuster USD 70bn SABIC deal announced in 1Q19, the region’s highest value deal on record and the second largest industrials and chemicals deal globally.
After several exuberant years in the European M&A markets; the party seems to be ending. Following a disappointing end to 2018, the worst half-yearly figure in five years, there’s some worry that dealmaking may continue to plummet.
The European Commission (EC) is reviewing AbbVie’s [NYSE:ABBV] proposed acquisition of Botox producer Allergan [NYSE:AGN]. The merging parties have already pledged to divest such products as brazikumab, a drug under development for ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease, and Zenpep (pancrelipase), which treats a pancreatic disorder, but the EC may want more changes if it is to approve the deal. Dealreporter’s Pablo Mayo Cerqueiro and Mergermarket’s Mintoi Chessa-Florea joined us to discuss how the EC’s review is likely to go.
European IPO markets rebounded in the second quarter from a dismal start to the year. The region saw 45 IPOs with a combined offering size of €12.69bn during the second quarter of 2019. Here are 5 trends that emerged during H1 2019.
During the first half of 2019, Benelux M&A totalled €16.9bn, down 27.6% from the previous year. Deal count declined to 349 from 397. We review the 5 trends set to define the next 6 months of dealmaking in Benelux.