After dry spell, Italy hails M&A boom

April 1, 2015 3:54 PM

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LONDON, April 1(Reuters) - Megers and acquisitions in Italy in the first three months of 2015 are already double the value of such transactions for all of the previous year, with hungry investors encouraged by Prime Minister Matteo Renzi's reforms.

Italy was the third most-targeted country in Europe in the first quarter of the year, accounting for 11.6 percent of European M&A activity, ahead of Germany and the Nordics. Britain accounts for 35 percent and France for 12 percent.

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