• Service: Advisory, Deal Advisory
  • Type: Survey report
  • Date: 2/19/2013

Introduction to Europe 

Introduction to Europe
Europe’s debt sales market has been greatly impacted – for better or worse – by the global financial crisis and the evolving sovereign debt crisis in the Eurozone. Some countries have started to see the return of market fundamentals and, in its wake, are anticipating a rise in the strength of local banks.
United Kingdom - Global debt sales

United Kingdom (PDF 926 KB)

Having gathered considerable pace in the non-core performing and the non-performing markets over the past 8 months, the growth of the UK debt sales market is widely expected to continue.

Ireland - Global debt sales

Ireland (PDF 1.30 MB)

Economic activity in Ireland is showing continued signs of improvement, particularly in export led sectors.

Germany - Global debt sales

Germany (PDF 1.52 MB)

It is not difficult to see why debt purchasers worldwide are looking for opportunities to put money to work in Germany.

Spain - Global debt sales

Spain (PDF 1.32 MB)

While the Spanish economy ended 2011with a slight annual increase in GDP, the near-term outlook for Spain remains negative, with the economy falling into recession in 2012.

Netherlands - Global debt sales

Netherlands (PDF 1.03 MB)

The Dutch economy is experiencing a weak economic period. That being said, the Dutch labor market continues to be highly competitive due to wage restraint and measures to increase the `flexibilization' of labor.

Italy - Global debt sales

Italy (PDF 1.27 MB)

With Italy's new government having taken a series of actions aimed at improving economic stability, the focus of the Italian economy has now shifted to concerns regarding future development and growth.

Portugal - Global debt sales

Portugal (PDF 1.35 MB)

2011 and 2012 were difficult years for the Portuguese economy, with GDP falling in real terms, largely due to lumping domestic demand, declining levels of private and public spending and the near evaporation of investment.

Poland - Global debt sales

Poland (PDF 1.08 MB)

Poland's economy enjoyed solid GDP growth of 4.3 percent in 2011, largely as a result of strong domestic demand and high investment spending (which increased 3.8 percent in 2010 and 8.7 percent in 2011).

Russia - Global debt sales

Russia (PDF 1.23 MB)

Russia's debt sales market saw considerable activity in 2011, growing from US$2.01 billion in 2010 to US$2.62 billion in 2011.

Romania - Global debt sales

Romania (PDF 1.30 MB)

Many analysts and market observers expect the Romanian debt sales market to gain increasing traction with significant potential in the medium-term.

Hungary - Global debt sales

Hungary (PDF 1.76 MB)

Despite Hungary's relatively high levels of non-performing loans (NPLs), the debt sales market has failed to take off.


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