New Report Reveals Sharp Increase in 2011 Deal Values
A new report reveals a 49% increase in deal value for the first half of 2011 against the same period last year. There have been over 2,417 transactions which total a combined value of €279.7bn.
The report, ‘Deal Drivers EMEA’, published by mergermarket in association with Merrill DataSite, shows that since 2H09 – after the post-financial crisis lull – deals valued above €500m have been increasing steadily in every half-year period and, in 1H11, have reached their highest level since 2H07.
This widespread increase in deal values reflects a broader trend on the merger and acquisition (M&A) landscape, with international expansion by large corporate players acting as one of the most important stimuli for M&A activity in 1H11.
In addition to the above findings, the report provides a review of European M&A activity, offering a detailed analysis of specific sectors and regions and identifying emerging trends in deal flow for the upcoming year.
Key findings in the report include: