Global trends in private M&A
12 January 2018
We have recently produced a client presentation on global trends in private M&A. Our findings draw on an in-depth analysis of more than 900 private M&A deals that A&O has advised on globally over the last six years, looking at deal dynamics, execution risks and deal terms. This has given us exceptional insight into global and regional trends in market practice.
Key themes for 2017 include:
M&A volumes remain strong
Private equity strategies for winning auctions pay off
Antitrust and regulatory execution risk resisted by sellers
Moves towards greater intervention on foreign investments
Digitalisation, acquihires and valuations drive increase in earn-outs
Sellers hold their ground on deal terms
Warranty & indemnity insurance still on the rise
Please speak to your usual Allen & Overy contact if you would like to schedule a briefing on these trends.