From Freshfields – Bruckhaus – Deringer: M&A monitor Q4 2019: M&A predictions for 2020 Welcome to the final M&A monitor of 2019. As with previous years, our Q4 edition looks ahead to what we expect to influence deal activity over the next 12 months.This year......

The German economy remains soft. The global cyclical downturn is affecting the German economy. While there are no signs of a cyclical crisis, indicators do not suggest a turnaround as yet. Industrial output and new industrial orders were trending downwards, whilst construction output remained flat......

Private Equity Trend Report 2019 Powering through uncertainty 13TH annual survey on current developments in German and European private equity investment. Private Equity Trend Report 2019 Powering through uncertainty 13TH annual survey on current developments in German and European private equity investment. pwc-private-equity-trend-report-2019...

According to the last business climate survey Q1 / 2019 of the German Chamber of Commerce, 60% of German companies in China are experiencing an economic downturn, with different characteristics in the various key industries. Nevertheless, around two-thirds of the surveyed companies do not plan......

The past five years have been ones of unprecedented success for the private equity industry. During that span, more money has been raised, invested and distributed back to investors than in any other period in the industry’s history. Private investment in general, and private equity......

In 2018, the overall banking M&A environment seemed to be headed in two opposite directions, with a slowdown in deal volume paired with an uptick in deal value. Domestic banking deals continue to dominate, making up three‑quarters of all activity. The US, India, China and......

The Association of German Chambers of Commerce and Industry (Deutscher Industrie- und Handelskammertag, DIHK) is the central organisation for 79 Chambers of Commerce and Industry, CCI (Industrie- und Handelskammern, IHKs) in Germany. All German companies registered in Germany, with the exception of handicraft businesses, the......

Growing Challenge – Increasing Interest in Takeovers DIHK-Report on Corporate Succession in 2016 Figures and Estimates of the CCI Organisation on the Generational Change in German Companies dihk-nachfolgereport-2016-engl...

M&A deal activity in the food and beverage industry remains active, with more than 260 deals closed over the last twelve month (LTM) period ended March 31, 2018. Mega-sized deals continued to make headlines, with nine transactions closed worth more than $1 billion. The largest......

Despite external economic uncertainties, the German economy is proving to be robust. The expansion is continuing at a slightly faster rate in the wake of a stimulus from the domestic economy and higher investment activity in the second quarter. Output in the goods-producing sector was......

Innovative start-ups in Germany are benefiting from a broad range of well-funded financing instruments. To turn promising ideas into successful businesses, the support and funding instruments of the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy and of the ERP Special Fund take account of the......

VDMA: “After a short breather, incoming orders in the mechanical engineering sector in Germany once again showed double-digit growth. In June, orders increased by 13 percent in real terms compared to the previous year. The impulse came almost synchronously from Germany and abroad (Germany: plus......

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The state of the deal: M&A trends 2018 Deloitte’s annual comprehensive look at M&A activity 1,000+ corporate executives and private equity investors have weighed in: Expect M&A activity to continue accelerating, with tech in the driver’s seat. us-mergers-acquisitions-2018-trends-reports...

Chinese Companies in Germany The Bertelsmann Foundation shows, based on case studies, which management philosophies, motives, and measures allow companies to have economic success in a German-Chinese business environment. German subsidiaries of Chinese businesses or medium-sized companies in Germany that have been taken over by......

Germany leads Europe in EY’s Attractiveness Survey 2017 Germany has been voted Europe’s most attractive business location in EY’s s annual attractiveness survey, joining China and the USA in the global top three business locations. The survey was conducted among 505 decision-makers around the world,......

Mergers and Acquisitions in China and Germany M&A Guide from the Sino-German Legal Commission released to the public The manual, produced by the Sino-German legal commission under the auspices of the German Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy and the Chinese Ministry of Commerce, provides......

Germany leads Europe in EY’s Attractiveness Survey 2017 Germany has been voted Europe’s most attractive business location in EY’s s annual attractiveness survey, joining China and the USA in the global top three business locations. The survey was conducted among 505 decision-makers around the world,......

    Need to create value through operational excellence? Edited by Tony Ecock of Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe (WCAS) and PEOPEN, The Operating Partner in Private Equity features in-depth successful strategies, important lessons learned, real-life examples and war stories in all aspects of the......

The economic situation in Germany in February 2015 © iStockphoto.com/ blackred The period of cyclical weakness experienced last summer has ended. New orders and output in the industrial sector rose in the fourth quarter, and the mood in the companies is brightening. The positive trends on......