Global M&A market resets - will there be a change in investor confidence?
07 oktober 2020
The devastating impact of Covid-19 on global M&A transactions, following a collapse in activity in Q2, is plain to see in the latest data. With the exception of Asia, where deal value has risen 23% in the year to date, every other market has seen both value and volume in steep decline.
That’s particularly true in the U.S. and MENA where values have fallen by over 40% and 50% respectively when compared with the stellar levels of 2019.
Western Europe has seen value increase by 14% thanks to some large transactions in Q1, yet volume here is also down sharply.