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.
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.