Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) activity in France is showing a marked increase in activity in 2017. From the highs of 2015 to the slump of 2016 followed by the dramatic upsurge that has characterised this year to date, M&A activity in France is a veritable rollercoaster. But the renewed upward trajectory of transactions taking place right now shows no sign of slowing down. So, what is accounting for this sudden upsurge, and what are the implications for those working in the finance sector?
If you work in Finance and are based in The City, you would be forgiven for questioning the long-term sustainability of the sector in the capital. Open the pages of most media outlets and it’s increasingly difficult to find a positive story among the proclamations of doom. But is it justified?
Brexit is a topic of much contention across the European Union today. Whilst many of those based in the UK believe it will have no effect on its economic standing, those based in other EU countries disagree. Macron in particular. The French President is now taking significant steps to lure not only financial business away from London, but also its top talent.