DACH 2019 M&A wrap: moderate recession fears linger as deals dwindle
- Deal value down by 18.8% YTD, Q4 numbers plummet
- Nestle Skin Health, Bayer Animal Health carve-outs dominate top deals
- Private equity exits expected to rise in 2020
The DACH region saw a softer start to the year, experiencing a dip in deal making, yet still outpacing a subdued M&A market across Europe, according to Mergermarket's 1H19 DACH Trend Summary.
During Mergermarket's annual Germany Forum, panellists and conference attendees were eager to discuss how the country's often feted Mittlestand could become victim to domestic under-investment and neglect.