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Buy & Build activities at private equity-funded companies continue on the rise

According to a recently published study by Silverfleet Capital and MergerMarket, the European buy & build activities of the private equity-funded companies based in Europe are at the highest level since 1998.

Not only did the number of add-on acquisitions increase (from 509 in the previous year to 537 in 2016), but also the average transaction volume from 42m GBP to 72m GBP. However, this average transaction value was affected by an increase in the number of transactions with a value of more than 60m GBP.

Geographically, as in the previous year, most transactions were conducted in Great Britain and Ireland. Scandinavia is followed by the strongest growth rate in the number of transactions. Spain and Portugal, Central and Eastern Europe and South-Eastern Europe are recording a significant decline in the number of transactions, following strong years in the past. As regards add-on acquisitions outside Europe, the total number of transactions decreased slightly. Here mainly companies in North America were acquired.

At, we are also realizing that existing companies want to expand through acquisitions. Also for companies not financed by private equity, the acquisition of another company offers the opportunity to expand their business activities and tap new sales and production markets. Companies that are interested in a follow-up solution are particularly suitable here. On our portal, you can not only sell your company, you can also create a search advert or set up an e-mail notification via a search request. Through our bilingual side, we are also particularly interesting for cross-border transactions.


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