Deal Drivers: EMEA HY 2022

ReportData Insight 22 August

Deal Drivers: EMEA HY 2022

A spotlight on mergers and acquisitions trends in 2022

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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