Our Corporate/M&A team's lawyers in Paris contributed to the SBF 120 guide published by Magazine des Affaires. Find below their 3 articles concerning the prospects of mergers and acquisitions in an uncertain economic and political environment.
M&A and IPO : Promising prospects despite uncertainties
Political and economic uncertainty troubling strategic areas around the world since several months should not compromise encouraging prospects for M&A and IPO in France and within EU. Baker McKenzie recently published Global Transactions Forecast study which examined the main forecasts for M&A and IPO over 2017-2020 period, at global level.
Private Equity and SBF 120 : A privileged relationship to develop
Private equity has undergone strong growth in France over 2016, and continues to attract foreign funds. Ranked in second position in Europe only to UK but before Germany, its prospects look promising for 2017 and should benefit to SBF 120 businesses since private equity investors are partners of choice, which may be either in sales or acquisitions.
Following Chinese investment records, what are the prospects for 2017?
While Chinese investments increased significantly in 2016 in North America and Europe, France did not benefit proportionally. The global political uncertainty and the changing regulatory framework of foreign investments may contribute to that trend this year.