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M&A analysis by sector

A common theme arising out of the current crisis is the rapid acceleration of trends that were already in play. Nowhere is this more evident than in digital transformation.


  • For hard-pressed retailers this trend has been sped up by some five years.
  • Technology is likely to be a significant driver of deals and collaborations in life sciences.
  • Strategic fintech deals should recover strongly in the medium term, due to consumer confidence with online banking and payments.
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Global M&A Insights: Adjusting to adversity
Two infographics showing Global M&A by sector during H1 2020

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Pipeline gaps and digital will drive life sciences deals

The race to develop vaccines has put the sector centre-stage during the crisis, but left gaps in other R&D programmes that will be filled by M&A.

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Traditional retail faces fight for survival

The pandemic has cut a swathe through retail and its effects will endure, although distressed and digital transformation deals are on the cards.

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Fintech deals enter temporary lull after Q1 surge

Strategic, high-value deals will likely resurface, after a temporary halt to the Q1 surge.

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Adjusting to adversity

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