How did DACH dealmakers weather the coronavirus pandemic better than their European neighbours?
Mergermarket data shows that the German-speaking region ended the first half of 2020 in terms of M&A better off than the rest of the continent.
At the half-year stage, US dealflow was down sharply whilst China was least impacted. Megadeals declined although mid-market showed resiliency. Meanwhile, private equity's global M&A market share reached record level.
European M&A looks set to remain at historically low levels through 2020 with a recovery unlikely until mid-2021, as the world continues to grapple with the coronavirus pandemic and its economic consequences.
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