Trend data for Q3 2018 shows that appetite for Nordic assets increased from foreign investors, while the share of PE buyers does not account for more than 9% of total deal volumes.

The third quarter was in general marked by a decrease in the number of deals as the summer holiday period is traditionally slower in the Nordics.

The Manufacturing and TMT sectors still continue to buttress total M&A activity - accounting for over 55% of deal volume.

Consumer and Services deals declined in Q3 2018, decreasing nominally from 114 deals in Q2 2018 to 52 deals in Q3 2018.

The Nordic Deal Trend Report (NDTR) covers the latest deal trends in Denmark, Norway, Sweden and Finland, making sure that you are always up to date.

We aim to create an overview of what is going on in the Nordic region and what we are up to in KPMG Deal Advisory.

Below you will find highlights from the report for the third quarter of 2018.

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All underlying data for the Nordic Deal Trend Report is used courtesy of Mergermarket. All data is based on transactions over USD5m and is based on Mergermarket’s M&A deals database. Deals with undisclosed deal values are included where the target’s turnover exceeds USD10m. Deals where the effective stake acquired is less than 30% will only be included if the value is greater than USD100m. Please refer to Mergermarket for full deal criteria.

The information contained herein is of a general nature and is not intended to address the circumstances of any particular individual or entity. Although we endeavour to provide accurate and timely information, there can be no guarantee that such information is accurate as of the date it is received or that it will continue to be accurate in the future. No one should act on such information without appropriate professional advice after a thorough examination of the particular situation.