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Europe turns to Europe for deals as US and Asia M&A slips

Volume of transactions in continent in first half of the year reaches about US$250b

Italy’s Atlantia has offered to buy Spanish rival Abertis Infraestructuras in a 16.3 billion-euro offer.


EUROPEAN companies are turning to their backyards for growth via mergers and acquisitions (M&A).

The volume of deals in Europe in the first half of the year reached about US$250 billion, more than 70 per cent higher than spending in the...