Development of M&A markets during and after the crisis

Development of M&A markets during and after the crisis

Period: 01.08.2009 - 30.04.2011

Since its onset, the global financial crisis has had a significant impact on the M&A market. The conditions under which M&A transactions are implemented have changed considerably, from both an institutional and an economic point of view. Currently, it seems to be completely unpredictable how the M&A market will develop in the medium and long-term, which players will return to their former strength or gain new importance, how M&A transactions will be sustainably financed and in how far market participants will have to follow new governance structures. Thus, the suggested project aims at executing comprehensive analyses on various aspects of M&A activity in the light of the crisis. This will contribute to a better understanding of the processes and developments in the M&A market. In addition, scenarios for the future development of the M&A market will be generated. The results will be presented in the report on the ZEW-ZEPHYR M&A-Index as well as in the M&A report, which is published biannually.

Project members

Christoph Grimpe

Christoph Grimpe

Research Associate

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Patrick Beschorner

Patrick Beschorner

Senior Researcher

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Vigen Nikogosian

Vigen Nikogosian

Coordinator

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Mariela Borell

Mariela Borell

Senior Researcher

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Tereza Tykvova

Tereza Tykvova

Research Associate

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Contact

, Vigen Nikogosian
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