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M&A – Quarterly Deal Performance Monitor: Q1 2019

Europe props up struggling M&A market

April 10, 2019
| United Kingdom, United States

The decline of the global M&A market continues with a sixth consecutive quarter of underperformance, as only buyers in Europe are able to add value through deals.

Europe is the only region worldwide to have recorded a positive M&A performance in the first quarter of 2019, with European dealmakers outperforming their regional index by +2.8pp (percentage points), according to the latest results from Willis Towers Watson’s Quarterly Deal Performance Monitor (QDPM), run in partnership with Cass Business School.

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