M&A Insights: Towards a new era
This report looks at how Joe Biden’s election will impact U.S. and global transactions, and whether the recent strong recovery in M&A markets will now accelerate. Efforts to control Covid-19 may yet be the biggest swing factor.
- Global deal value and volume weak as the M&A market continues to feel effects of the Covid-19 pandemic and a divisive U.S. presidential election.
- Figures mask a strong recovery in deal activity that began in Q3 2020. Can this recovery be sustained?
- Election of Joe Biden is set to increase investor confidence on which M&A transactions thrive.
- The U.S. and China now have the opportunity to mend relations, but tensions are likely to take time to heal.
- Data centres are attracting an increasingly wide range of investors and activity looks set to grow.
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M&A market shows signs of recovery in second half
In a year of two distinct halves, overall deal values and volumes remain down on 2019 levels. But that masks a very robust recovery in activity that began in late summer. The big question is can that recovery be sustained?
Connecting data centres: attracting investors
Transactions around data centres continue to grow rapidly, driven by the rapid expansion of cloud computing, developments in AI and the Internet of Things and the acceleration of online living and working. It’s a trend that is likely to continue.
Global deal flows
Asia and China lead recovery
Biden election set to boost investor confidence
U.S. and China relations will take time to mend
UK national security regime: scrutiny of transactions tightens
M&A analysis by sector
TMT sector proves its resilience
Healthcare accent is on smaller deals
U.S. financial services: towards digitalisation and consolidation