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The objective of the EPSILON - IEFT Panorama on SME acquisitions in France is to provide a detailed analysis of the M&A market in France by region, in order to understand its specificities, issues and dominant trends.


Supported by reliable and detailed data established by Epsilon Research, the Panorama on SME acquisitions is above all a dynamic tool, the result of the combined experience of M&A practitioners and seasoned statisticians.

The 2023 Panorama

SME M&A activity analysed by region in 2023


> 964 transactions (majority acquisitions on SMEs whose valuation is between €1m and €50m) were identified and analyzed in 2023, giving the M&A activity trends, region by region, sector by sector, and by market segment.


> 12 regional studies on: Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, Bourgogne-Franche-Comté, Bretagne, Centre-Val de Loire, Grand Est,  Hauts-de-France, Ile-de-France, Normandie, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, Occitanie, Pays de la Loire, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur.


> Detailed analysis, for each region, on:

  • Number of transactions in 2023
  • Valuation range (estimated value by Epsilon, from its EMAT database)
  • Most active sectors
  • Buyers and sellers.profiles
  • Selection of the most significant operations

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Data on French M&A transactions

> EDAT  database - Epsilon Deal Analysis Tool

Detailed M&A data on French SME acquisitions since 2017


> Database available upon subscription in T3 2024

SME Acquisition Multiples

> EMAT database - Epsilon Multiple Analysis Tool

Multiples on 10,000+ European transactions analysed since 2004


> EMAT-SME database

Multiples on 7.000+ European SME transactions (€1m-€50m)


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