Nordic M&A market significantly up in Q1 2018 with 189 transactions announced

16 may 2018

Finland, Norway, and Sweden had a total of 189 transactions in Q1/2018, up more than 13 % from Q1/2017. Market intelligence suggests that this trend is continuing in Q2, but Q2/2017 was also very strong with 227 announced transactions.

Sweden was again the most active geography with 40 % of the transactions, while Norway had 24 % and Finland a strong increase to 35 % of the transactions.

Industrial buyers dominated in the quarter with 72 % of all transactions.

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