Merrill Corporation is proud to bring you the exclusive 2017 full-year edition of Deal Drivers, in association with Mergermarket.
Deal Drivers provides readers with an in-depth review of EMEA-based M&A during 2017 using sector-specific and geographical data and highlights key trends that dealmakers expect to see in 2018.
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.
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