CMS European M&A Survey 2009
The CMS alliance, one of the leading providers of legal and tax advice in Europe, has published the results of an unparalleled study of the European M&A market today. The CMS European M&A Survey 2009 offers a detailed analysis of around 500 M&A deals concluded in Europe in 2007 and 2008. As part of this project, the law firm CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz analysed transactions in Austria and the CEE/SEE region. A decline in risk-taking by buyers, a strong change from a sellers’ to a buyers’ market and regional trends in the drafting of contracts are only a few of the key findings of the study.