Europe sees M&A boom on record US overseas deals
Is was the fastest start for deals in the region since 2008
Mergers and acquisitions in Europe, totaling US$215.3 billion, saw a 16% rise year on year for the first quarter, the fastest start to a year for transactions since 2008, reports the Financial Times.
What’s driving the strong start? US companies spent a record-breaking US$114 billion overseas in the quarter.
The Trump trade stock rally has helped fuel the buying spree, along with the increased optimism in the European economy.