European goodwill impairment declines 41%

BVWireIssue #160-2
January 13, 2016

Goodwill impairments continued to decline for companies in the STOXX Europe 600 Index, according to the “2015 European Goodwill Impairment Study,” from Duff & Phelps. Goodwill write-downs dropped by a substantial 41%, from €49.6 billion in 2013 to €29.4 billion in 2014. From an industry viewpoint, Telecommunication Services had the highest aggregate goodwill impairment at €8.9 billion. From a country viewpoint, the U.K. had the highest aggregate amount of goodwill impairments at €12.4 billion.

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