June 04, 2020

Deal Drivers: DACH 2020

In partnership with Mergermarket

M&A in DACH appears to have weathered the COVID-19 crisis better than many of its neighbors. Our latest Deal Drivers spotlight report focuses on M&A trends in DACH, and examines the state of the market and what lies ahead. Notably:

 

  • Total M&A value in Q1 2020 was €68bn, but saw a 56% decrease in volume and a 43% drop in value in April 2020, compared to April 2019.

  • The industrials and chemicals sector was by far the largest in terms of M&A value in Q1, at €31.5bn, and also tops in terms of volume.

  • PE demonstrated firepower in Q1, securing the largest deal of the year, the €17.2bn sale of Thyssenkrupp’s elevators business, as well as half of the top ten largest deals.

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 our Deal Drivers EMEA FY19 report and Deal Drivers: United Kingdom Q1 2020.

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