European M&A Market

European transactions

The graph shows all buy and sell transactions in Europe. In total, Q2 2018 shows 2,456 completed transactions which is up by 10% compared to the previous quarter (Q1 2018). However, this figure shows a decline in transactions compared to Q2 2017 of 4%.


* per year and quarter with a correction for undisclosed deals in 2018 (correction: 248 deals)


European companies’ transactions

The graph shows all European company transactions by volume in every year and quarter. In Q2, this amounted to 1997 transactions which is an increase of 12% compared to Q1 2018. On the other hand, compared to the same period last year, the figure is down by 6%.


European transactions of non-European companies

In Q2 2018, European region companies sold 119 non-European companies. The developments show a 3% increase compared to Q1 2018 and an increase of 2% compared to Q2 2017. .

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