Dearth of Greek M&A activity may ease in 2016

January 19, 2016 1:44 PM

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ATHENS, Jan 19 Greece suffered a dry spell in mergers and acquisitions last year, hurt by the government's standoff with international lenders, but prospects may improve this year if privatisations proceed and all goes well with its pending bailout review.

The value of Greek mergers and acquisitions fell 39 percent to 1.4 billion euros ($1.52 billion) last year, dwarfed by some 584 billion euros of M&A deals in Europe, business consultancy PricewaterhouseCoopers said on Tuesday.

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