Oaklins M&A Market Report first half of 2020

A detailed analysis of the German M&A market

The global outbreak of the Corona virus had a strong impact on public life and economic activities in the first half of 2020 and has led to increasing uncertainty.

How large was the impact of the crisis on the M&A activity in Germany – a country that was able to manage the virus outbreak relatively well compared to other states?

Please read our Oaklins M&A Market Report to find out how many transactions with German participation were actually reported in the first half of 2020, which sectors were hot and which were neglected as well as how active PE’s were compared to strategic buyers, and which countries were most active in cross-border transactions.

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As one of the global leading mid-market M&A advisory firms, we at Oaklins conducted a detailed analysis of the M&A activity in the first half of 2020 in Germany and provide evidence for the relationship between the number of reported deals and Corona infections. The positive message in a nutshell: after a six weeks long freeze period, M&A activities are picking up again. We expect an increasing number of deals in the second half of 2020, as long as we do not face a second Corona virus wave after the summer break.

We wish you and interesting and exciting read and are looking forward to getting in touch.

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Dr. Florian von Alten Hamburg, Germany
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Dr. Bastian Breitmayer Hamburg, Germany
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