Recent M&A activity in the European staffing market seems to have two drivers: technology and size
Market activity in the sector began strongly with 64 deals completed in H1, a continuation of strong results seen in 2016 of over 60 deals each half. The second half of 2017 has seen a slightly reduced volume, with 52 deals completed.
M&A activity in the chemicals market has been steady and surprisingly positive through 2017 and into 2018, in the face of significant upheaval in both the UK and Europe.
There was a strong start to the healthcare M&A market in H1 2017 with 98 deals taking place across the sector, some 13 deals more than in the same period of the previous year.
The software sector continues to be defined by innovation and an ever-increasing battle to meet developing customer requirements.
Clairfield International have put together a global foodservice sector spotlight summarising key trends within the global foodservice market.
The Clairfield Annual Review 2018 looks back at M&A in 2017 and a forecast of what’s to come in 2018, including sector outlooks with the contributions of esteemed clients, senior advisors, and friends.
With a further 58 deals involving UK target companies completed in H2 2017, there is reason for confidence in the food & beverage market as the UK prepares to leave the EU.