It should come as little surprise that deal numbers are down across EMEA compared to H1 2021. Last year was unique, with pent-up demand finally being released after a break in the pandemic. However, the value story is very different.
Deal count totaled 4,963 compared with 6,182 in H1 2021, a fall of 19.7%. This downward trend was most pronounced in the second quarter, following the invasion of Ukraine and as risk-off sentiment gripped markets.
However, value has barely slipped at all and, in fact, rose quarter-on-quarter in Q2. Over the first six months, there were €579bn worth of transactions, down by only 6.5% on last year. Moreover, the €334bn minted in Q2 was above both Q1 and Q2 2021, thanks to a handful of megadeals.
Published in association with Datasite, Deal Drivers EMEA provides an in-depth review of M&A activity in 2022, as well as an outlook for the year ahead.
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