German mega-deals are on the rise with more to come, as covered in International Finance Review's Regional M&A Report 2015.
Following steep declines in early 2015, dealmaking in DACH countries (including Germany, Austria and Switzerland) saw third-quarter growth, according to IFR's Regional M&A Report 2015, produced by Thomson Reuters with Merrill DataSite. After a 49% slump in deal volumes over the previous year in early 2015, German merger and acquisition deals rebounded in the third quarter. Find out which German company led third-quarter growth with a US$8.7 billion bid from a Canadian rival—and which German-backed investment company helped secure the biggest regional deal at US$16.9 billion. American and Chinese investors sought opportunity in the region following the Greece crisis despite high valuations, assisted by freely available financing. Discover which deals were predicted for late 2015, including major moves by German pharma and utility giants.
- Deal charts tracking M&A trends by country, value, deal volume and sector
- Top 15 M&A deals for the region—plus financial advisor rankings