July 06, 2020

Deal Drivers: Nordics 2020

In partnership with Mergermarket

M&A activity in the Nordics suffered a steep decline in Q1 2020 as the coronavirus pandemic accelerated and pushed much of the region into lockdown. Has the disruption sunk hopes of a 2020 rebound in Nordic dealmaking? Our latest spotlight report examines where things are at and what lies ahead. Notably:

  • Deal volumes fell by 23% in Q1 to 212 transactions from 276 in Q4 2019;

  • Buyout volume dropped by 35% on Q4 2019 levels, while buyout value fell by more than 80% qoq to €355m from €2bn;

  • Foreign investment declined 68.3% yoy to €1.5bn;

  • TMT had the highest deal volume and the second largest deal value, with 56 deals worth €578m.

Read the full report to learn more, including the top deals and bidders, future challenges, and sector-specific information.
 

For more about EMEA M&A trends, download Deal Drivers EMEA FY19.

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