Europe

"Comprising over 731 million across more than 45 countries, most states in Europe have a higher GDP than the global average and accounts for about a third of the world’s trade. With most economies very highly developed, the business zone offers a diverse environment for Mergers & Acquisitions and investment with expert advisors empowering as dynamic landscape for corporate growth."

Europe Overview

The largest economy in Europe is Germany, which also ranks as the fourth largest economy on a global level. France and Italy are the next biggest economies. Europe saw a tentative recovery since the global economic downturn but has stalled and become hesitant more recently.

 

Europe in Q1 2014

Deal values throughout Europe in Q1 2014 amounted to US$ 160.6bn, an increase of marginally over 19% from Q1 2013 deal value of US $ 134.8bn. The data shows:

  • A second consecutive quarter increase

  • Nordic and Germanic regions are accounting for an increasing number of deals

  • Inbound investments from North America are decreasing though the majority of investment is still aimed there

 

Q1 2014 Highlights in Europe

  • Average deal value - US$ 371.8m

  • Total deal value - US$ 160.6bn

  • Biggest deal: Liberty Global Plc (USA) 71.5% stake acquisition of Ziggo BV (NL) – US$11.0bn

 

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Europe

"Comprising over 731 million across more than 45 countries, most states in Europe have a higher GDP than the global average and accounts for about a third of the world’s trade. With most economies very highly developed, the business zone offers a diverse environment for Mergers & Acquisitions and investment with expert advisors empowering as dynamic landscape for corporate growth."

Europe Overview

The largest economy in Europe is Germany, which also ranks as the fourth largest economy on a global level. France and Italy are the next biggest economies. Europe saw a tentative recovery since the global economic downturn but has stalled and become hesitant more recently.

 

Europe in Q1 2014

Deal values throughout Europe in Q1 2014 amounted to US$ 160.6bn, an increase of marginally over 19% from Q1 2013 deal value of US $ 134.8bn. The data shows:

  • A second consecutive quarter increase

  • Nordic and Germanic regions are accounting for an increasing number of deals

  • Inbound investments from North America are decreasing though the majority of investment is still aimed there

 

Q1 2014 Highlights in Europe

  • Average deal value - US$ 371.8m

  • Total deal value - US$ 160.6bn

  • Biggest deal: Liberty Global Plc (USA) 71.5% stake acquisition of Ziggo BV (NL) – US$11.0bn

 

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