In 2015, 31 takeover bids were filed with the French Market
Authority (AMF). This constitutes the fourth declining year since
2011, during which 54 takeover bids had been filed. According to
Les Echos, this decrease can be explained by the rate volatility in
However, the global valuation of the companies targeted by the
takeover bids amounts to 58 billion euros, that being four times
bigger than in 2014. This progression is due to these three
companies (Lafarge, Alstom and Alcatel) valuated at over 10 billion
euros, representing 90% of the capital acquired in 2015.
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