Will the Strong Momentum in European M&A last in 2022?
Senior Industry Leaders Shared Their Insights
This year was expected to be another exceptional year for M&A activity in the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region due to a strong post-Covid economic recovery, an abundance of capital and low borrowing costs. Companies across all industries badly need technology, spurring M&A activity. However, a number of factors are now weighing on the market: the Ukraine crisis, soaring oil and gas prices, and rising interest rates.
The Financial Times, in partnership with Datasite, provided a key forward-looking market outlook for the EMEA M&A market and explored the risks and opportunities that this new deal making environment poses.
Will the Ukraine crisis weigh on deal flow in the EMEA region?
Regulators & Deal Flow
Will the crisis force regulators to protect a broader range of industries and technologies from acquisition? Will greater emphasis on anti-competitive activity affect deal flow?
Are corporate acquirers ready for a rise in funding costs?
Will the intense demand for technology and for digital and data-driven assets continue?
Private Equity & Spacs
Will PE firms do bigger deals in 2022? Will Spacs become more common?
World-Class Business Leaders and Speakers
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