Transport

logo Elaine Green Editor, Mergermarket

Europe 2019 M&A dented by US-China trade war; ports, airports eyed for 2020

Continued uncertainty over the US-China trade war, as well a mood of caution caused by the disruption of Europe’s Transport sector in the face of new technologies and regulations, created a hard landing in the second half of 2019, dealmakers told this news service. Still, there are pockets of optimism for 2020 as consolidation moves apace and low-cost opportunities arise for those with money to spend, they added.

logo Olivia Cummins Event Producer , Acuris

Tech Investments Spur Nordic M&A to Record Highs

  • 2017 Nordic M&A and Private Equity activity reached their highest annual value and volume on Mergermarket record accounting for 12.6% of European activity
  • The record figures were encouraged by investment in Nordic tech assets recording 153 deals in the sector
  • 2018’s outlook remains positive with stable governments, low interest rates and an abundance of capital in the market
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