We are pleased to present the sixth edition of the European Construction Monitor, which looks at the latest trends and issues in mergers & acquisitions (M&A) in the European construction industry. This 2016–2017 publication complements the 2015 “European Powers of Construction” (EPoC), a Deloitte research paper examining the status of major Europeanlisted construction companies.
The trend we have seen over the last few years is that the recovery of the local construction markets in Europe has not exactly led to a likewise increase of M&A in the construction sector. In search for more revenue and profits the EU construction sector showed a significant increase in international and diversification transactions from 2012 until 2015. M&A activity over 2016 seems to break with these trends.
Source : Deloitte