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 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.
Buoyed by more than a 4% GDP growth across much of the region, together with increased foreign investment and private equity activity, Central and Eastern Europe saw healthy levels of M&A in 2018. However, concerns over a potential impending global economic slowdown are likely to impact M&A volumes in 2019, experts told Mergermarket.