European Financial Services M&A Insight

September 2010

Although the overall value of deals in the European financial services sector grew in the second quarter of 2010, M&A activity has yet to reach the levels that many, including us, had anticipated at the beginning of the year. Analysis of recent transactions shows that the impetus for restructuring within banking and consolidation within insurance is still strong, though smaller and mid-level deals predominate.

The quarterly report provides perspectives on the recent trends and future developments in the M&A market, including analysis of the latest transactions and insights into emerging investment opportunities.