Merrill Corporation is proud to bring you an exclusive 2016 FULL-YEAR edition of Deal Drivers, in association with Mergermarket. This report provides a comprehensive review of M&A throughout 2016. We take an in-depth look at M&A data across Europe, the Middle East and North Africa, as well as examine key trends that dealmakers expect to see in 2017.
- 2016 performance: European deal volume topped the leader boards with 6,999 deals, trumping 2015 by 4%, yet the year saw a 10% decline in value at €729.5bn.
- Dynamic sectors: Learn how Europe’s biggest M&A market – the UK and Ireland - is tipped to be the hottest with TMT and business service sectors.
- Private Equity Watch: Buyouts were up 10% in volume in 2016 but saw a 11% decrease compared to 2015. Learn more about sovereign wealth funds and insurance companies developing appetite for stable, long-term infrastructure; and learn who's been capitalising on uncertainty and cheap cash floating around.
- Region in Flux: European targets, once highly prized for their stable market location, now suddenly bear more risk. Euro-skepticism ahead of French and German elections points to a volatile policy agenda.
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