The UK and Ireland were Europe’s biggest M&A; market, contributing 22.2pc to the total deal value, according to the latest Mergermarket’s Global Q1-Q3 2013 Financial Advisors and M&A; trend report.
They were followed by the Germanic countries with a 17.9pc.
Eurozone M&A values in Q1–Q3 2013 were 30.1pc higher than Q1–Q3 2012, with Q3 eurozone deal values up 49.4pc compared to Q3 2012.
Total cross-border (inbound and outbound) M&A value in Q3 saw a recovery compared to both Q2 and Q, making it the highest valued quarter in 15 months.
While this shift in momentum is encouraging for the rest of 2013, the Q1–Q3 2013 total of US$230bn was 24.6pc lower than Q1–Q3 2012 (US$ 305.1bn).