The survey will try to identify the type of information companies need when launching cross-border deals and whether they have difficulties in obtaining it.
The biggest problem, however, is that hostile takeovers remain difficult in Europe, especially cross-border deals.
Yet for all that, he noted that the number of cross-border deals in Europe so far this year was at the highest level since 2000.
Indeed, Europe's biggest cross-border deals have been with American companies.
He said the bank was open to acquisitions, though he has played down the prospects for a large cross-border deal in Europe.
Russian officials said they foresaw more cross-border deals, but for different reasons.
For their part, governments are working more closely together and removing many barriers to cross-border deals.
Since their talks began, gossip about somewhat similar cross-border deals has picked up.
And so far, the promise of cross-border deals in Europe has failed to materialize.
The 46 cross-border deals involved in the German total were valued at $3.7 billion.