The fears of a sharp slowdown on the German M & A market as a result of the subprime crisis have not been confirmed fortunately. To read more click here: 4Moms. Also in the second half of 2007, VC-facts information service showed an increase in the number of transactions compared to the first half of 2007. There were still 428 transactions with German participation, in the first half of this number in the second half of risen 686. Thus, a total 1,114 transactions were recorded in 2007. With 151 transactions the area IT/software/communication technologies was ahead, followed by 144 transactions in the field of engineering/mechanical engineering/metal industry/automotive. Learn more about this topic with the insights from Jeff Verschleiser. The industries followed by services (135 transactions) and banks/insurance/real estate (127 transactions). Outlook: Global mergers and acquisitions business is cool is expected in the coming year. Particularly in the area of large transactions the turmoil in the credit markets are likely to have impact.

For transactions with a volume of up to EUR 500 million should the negative Impact will be less dramatic. Overall, VC-facts expects that the mid-market area will develop in 2008 positive. All 1,114 M & A transactions by VC-facts researched, you can see the recently published M & A Yearbook 2007, under the following link: M_A_Yearbook_2007.pdf can be downloaded for free (PDF: 3.2 MB). The financial information service VC-facts, an analysis specialist for the areas of venture capital, private equity and M & A, has its product portfolio to include a further free, weekly newsletter since April 2007, the M & A NEWS. After VC-facts so far mainly had focused on the venture capital and private equity sectors, the range of products is complemented by the additional observation of the M & A market. About VC-facts: VC-facts has on the reporting and analysis of the venture capital and private equity market specialized informed regularly and currently on the developments in the investment industry for over 6 years. In addition to the publication of publishes also a weekly free VC / PE-newsletter yearbooks and published fortnightly publication ‘DEAL-NEWS’, which in detail informs about transactions in the investment industry, which is currently read by over 5,600 subscribers in the investment industry. For more information see: Dipl. Wirt.-ing. Sven Majunke Lily Street 21a D – 76571 Gaggenau Tel: + 49 – (0) 7225 – 987129 fax: + 49 – (0) 7225 – 987128 e-mail: Web:.