Thursday, December 10, 2015

10/12/15: Europe's M&A activity lowest in 17 years


While the U.S. companies are gorging themselves on M&As (see post here: http://trueeconomics.blogspot.ie/2015/12/71215-another-nothing-to-see-here-chart.html), while shying real organic investment (see post here: http://trueeconomics.blogspot.ie/2015/11/141115-more-evidence-us-capex-cycle-is.html), Europe's 'repaired' economy is shying away from both.

Europe's M&A cycle is weak - second weakest for the period of 1998-2015:

Which makes for some interesting reading, especially when one realises that most recent quarterly growth in Europe was underpinned by domestic demand and inventories build up... Time for ECB to start buying companies outright...

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