CMS M&A Outlook 2014
Optimism in European M&A activity continues to grow says CMS report
Zurich – Europe’s executives are more bullish about the European M&A outlook than they were a year ago according to research of 225 Europe-based corporate executives by global law firm CMS and Mergermarket. Two thirds of respondents expect M&A activity will increase, with 11% anticipating a significant increase. This compares with 47% of 2013 interviewees expecting deal-making to increase, and just 1% expecting M&A to increase greatly. Attitudes about Europe’s economic recovery have improved significantly and the majority believe that the worst is behind us. "Based on the activities we have seen so far in 2014, we can fully confirm this assessment also for the Swiss market", says Oliver Blum, Head of the Transactions Team of CMS Switzerland.