Deal Drivers EMEA: Full-year 2017 edition

28 February 2018

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Mergermarket is pleased to present Deal Drivers EMEA, published in association with Merrill Corporation.

Highlights of the report include:

  • Megadeals on the rise: 2017 saw 28 deals valued at over €5bn worth a combined €333.6bn. This marks a significant increase compared to the 21 deals worth €292.7bn recorded in 2016.
  • Sector watch: Industrials and chemicals became the most targeted sector by both value and volume over the year, boosted by deals such as the €40.5bn merger between US-based Praxair and Germany’s Linde – the highest valued deal across all sectors in Europe during 2017.
  • Private equity performs: Buyout value across all sectors soared to €140.2bn over 1,423 deals, up 22.5% compared to 2016, and reaching a post-crisis high in terms of both deal value and count.