Under pressure

Author: IFLR Correspondent | Published: 5 Dec 2019

All the highlights from IFLR’s fifth European M&A forum in London on September 17

Outlook M&A: assessing key market trends There are pros and cons in what is on the M&A horizon. While there is confidence in the sector index, geopolitical and macroeconomic factors at bay in Europe also remain a significant factor EMEA is seen as being in a lower mode of activity in comparison to other parts of the world, where there is more engagement in the market Retail is generally performing weakly, while there is more positivity about the technology market, which panellists expect a continuation of growth in The prospect of a no-deal Brexit hangs low, and continued uncertainty about what will actually happen is inevitably plaguing the market When a merger or an acquisition is made, integration of staff is a key challenge The biggest risks to foreign direct investment (FDI) are isolationist policies, with fears about the...