M&A activity in the food and beverage sector has a productive outlook in H1 with 55 deals completed involving UK or Irish targets, with the largest number of strategic deals completed since the EU referendum.
Movement from cloud adoption to digital transformation continues to reshape the market as businesses look to maximise returns on their IT infrastructure investments.
In 2018, fashion retail in Asia-Pacific emerging markets is expected to grow at 7.0% in contrast to the 2.5% forecasted in Mature Europe economies, while the global industry is expected to grow 4.0%.
There are three key drivers for growth in the global Transport & Logistics sector in 2018.
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.