The CMS Corporate Group is delighted to provide you with the second edition of the “European M&A Outlook” publication.
Since summer 2013 we have seen a significant increase in the level of M&A activity across Europe and attitudes about Europe’s economic recovery have improved. However, views are divided as to whether the political situation in Russia and Ukraine will impact European M&A and that political uncertainty is still seen as the greatest threat to European businesses.
Businesses are bullish about the level of M&A over the next 12 months considering either acquisitions or divestments or both. This planned activity is driven mainly by a growth strategy or a strategy to focus on the highest growth geographies in the current business; and Germany is tipped to be the most active M&A market and TMT the hottest sector over the next 12 months.
The purpose of this European M&A Outlook published by CMS and Mergermarket is to give you insight into how major players in the market see the immediate future, the challenges ahead and where the opportunities might lie.