Outlook M&A Italy and United States. Working Group M&A AmCham Italy

03 November 2020

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Mergermarket is pleased to present “ Outlook M&A Italy and United States working group M&A AMCham Italy 2020 in association with American Chamber of Commerce in Italy.

According to the “M&A outlook: Growth and financial trends between Italy and the USA” of Amcham Italy, the Covid-19 pandemic has had considerable repercussions on the Italian economy, but the country retains its status of attractive pole for US investors. The document offers a careful analysis of the market for transatlantic M&A according to economic-financial, legal, and strategic perspectives, to provide an overview and the sentiment of US investors on the Italian System and the renewed attractiveness of the US market as a key element for Italian companies that aim to expand at the global level.

Key highlights include: 

  •  Research that shows despite the decline recorded in the first half of 2020 - decrease in terms of reduction in value (c.-30% in Italy and c.-50% in the United States) and volumes (c.-35% in Italy and c.-30% in the United States) 
  • The performance of Italy/USA operations over the last five years (2015-2019) has remained stable, representing a significant share of total transactions, which were mostly from the US to Italy (67% of the total).
  • These are acquisitions made by strategic or financial buyers, with a strong focus on the sectors of excellence of the country: industrial (30% of total agreements), TMT (27%), and consumer (20%).