Events & Webinars
What are the prospects for European M&A in 2023?
November 30, 2022 | Virtual Event
Webinar in Partnership with Financial Times Live (FT Live)
At the end of last year, M&A activity in the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region hit an all-time high and strong momentum in dealmaking looked set to continue well into this year. However, the war in Ukraine, soaring inflation, rising interest rates and slower economic growth all weighed on activity during the second half. Moreover, continuing geopolitical uncertainty and global environmental concerns are dampening the outlook for 2023.
Private equity money continues to buoy the market. Undervalued deal targets and distressed sales are expected to drive activity during 2023. Private equity investors, in particular, are expected to be enthusiastic acquirers of distressed assets. The weak euro and pound are prompting investors with dollars to size up opportunities in the eurozone and in the UK, in particular. Will 2023 be another robust year for EMEA M&A activity?
Datasite – in partnership with The Financial Times Live (FT Live) – will provide a key forward-looking market outlook for the EMEA M&A market and explore the risks and opportunities that this new dealmaking environment presents.
Expert panellists will discuss:
- What is the impact of current economic and political events on M&A across EMEA?
- How will rising interest rates and inflation affect dealmaking in the UK versus Germany versus France?
- Which business sectors are expected to be ‘hot or not’ in 2023?
- What will private equity’s role be in 2023?