December 01, 2022

What are the prospects for European M&A in 2023?

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Webinar in Partnership with Financial Times Live (FT Live)

DATE: Thursday 01 December 2022

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) – provided 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 discussed:

  • 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?

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Allan Bertie

MD, Head of European Investment Banking, Raymond James

Caroline Rae

Corporate M&A Partner, Herbert Smith Freehills LLP

Dietrich Becker

Partner and Co-President, Perella Weinberg Partners

Markus Schiller

Head of DACH & CEE, Datasite


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