Deal Drivers

A series of spotlight reports from around the world, produced in partnership with Mergermarket, examining local market activity, including M&A trends, top deals and bidders, future challenges, and sector-specific information.

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Americas
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    Deal Drivers: EMEA Q1 2022

    After a stellar 2021, M&A markets around the world experienced a return to levels more in line with historic precedent in Q1 2022. EMEA was no exception, with deal values and volumes declining. But bright spots persisted. Find out how EMEA M&A performed in Q1 2022 and what lies ahead for the region.

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    Deal Drivers: EMEA FY 2021

    EMEA M&A markets went into overdrive in 2021, resulting in new annual highs for deal value and volume. Which sectors saw the most activity and why? Find out in our latest report.

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    Deal Drivers: EMEA 2022 Outlook

    EMEA M&A has experienced record levels in 2021. But what about next year? What forces will influence dealmaking in 2022? And what are the top five predictions for the factors that will shape the year ahead?

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    Deal Drivers: EMEA Q3 2021

    EMEA M&A deal activity was strong over the first nine months of 2021, with almost all parts of the region enjoying double- or triple-digit year-on-year increases. What drove the activity? Which sub-regions and sectors showed the most growth? And which are poised for even more?

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    Deal Drivers: EMEA HY 2021

    M&A activity in the EMEA region gathered pace during the first half of 2021, following a strong rebound from the COVID-19 crisis in the second six months of last year. Which sectors led the way? And will the upward trend continue?

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    Deal Drivers: EMEA Q1 2021

    After a volatile 2020, EMEA delivered a solid set of deal figures for the first three months of 2021. However, although M&A deal activity overall in EMEA rose in Q1 2021, it fluctuated across the region. What sectors and regions drove activity? And will it last?

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    Deal Drivers: EMEA FY 2020

    EMEA M&A rebounded in 2020 on the back of a strong H2. Which sectors saw the most activity by value and volume? Why did some sectors and regions fare better than others? Will the upward trend continue in 2021?

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    Deal Drivers: EMEA Q3 2020

    Our latest report on mergers and acquisitions trends in EMEA, looks closely at what has driven deals across the region in Q3 2020 and whether a recovery is in the cards any time soon.

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    Deal Drivers EMEA HY 2020

    Our new Deal Drivers report takes a close look at M&A in H1 2020 in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. Published in partnership with Mergermarket, this report provides insight into key trends, and region and sector activity.

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    Deal Drivers: Nordics 2020

    M&A activity in the Nordics declined in Q1 2020 as the coronavirus pandemic accelerated. Has the disruption sunk hopes of a 2020 rebound in Nordic dealmaking? Find out in our latest spotlight report.

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    Deal Drivers: Italy, Spain & Portugal 2020

    With much of Italy, Spain and Portugal locked down since early March, pursuing M&A activity has been challenging on both strategic and practical levels. How will M&A in the region fare going forward? Find out in our latest spotlight report.

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    Deal Drivers: DACH 2020

    M&A in DACH appears to have weathered the COVID-19 crisis better than many of its neighbors. Our latest Deal Drivers spotlight report focuses on M&A trends in DACH, and examines the state of the market and what lies ahead.

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    Deal Drivers: France Q1 2020

    Our new Deal Drivers spotlight report focuses on M&A trends in France in Q1 2020, and examines the state of the market, the impact of COVID-19 on transactions, and what lies ahead.

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    Deal Drivers: United Kingdom Q1 2020

    How is UK M&A weathering the current economic conditions? What were the biggest deals and in which sectors in Q1 2020? How is the leisure sector faring in these tough conditions? Find out all this and much more in our latest Deal Drivers spotlight report.

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    Deal Drivers: Americas Q1 2022 Report

    After the ferocious momentum of 2021, dealmaking in the Americas has been easing down in recent months. Not so much a decline as a return to business as usual, the first quarter of 2022 offers clearer indications of what lies ahead.

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    Deal Drivers: Americas FY 2021

    The Americas M&A market navigated a challenging year in 2020. Volatile stock markets and global economic disruption as a result of COVID-19 lockdowns and uncertainty saw declines of 14% in deal volume and 23% in deal value. Download this comprehensive review of M&A activity in the Americas to learn more about M&A activity in 2020.

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    Deal Drivers: Americas 2022 Outlook

    The stellar momentum of M&A in the Americas looks set to continue from 2021. But which sectors and locations will see most activity? Explore the key factors and our five predictions for dealmakers in 2022.

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    Deal Drivers: Americas Q3 2021

    M&A in the Americas is back with a bang. Despite lingering COVID-19 disruptions in some South and Central America countries and the Caribbean, all regions have had a better 2021. With dealmaking surging to new highs during the first nine months, a banner year is in the cards.

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    Deal Drivers: Americas HY 2021

    Key M&A markets in the Americas saw record-breaking activity during late 2020, as dealmakers rebounded from the worst of the pandemic. After months of lockdowns, dealmaking in Q1 2021 continued to benefit from the release of pent-up demand, among other factors.

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    Deal Drivers: AMERICAS Q1 2021

    After a challenging year that saw deal activity freeze through H1 2020 as the outbreak of COVID-19 forced countries into lockdowns, the M&A market in the Americas has reset and recovered, posting steady deal numbers through Q1 2021. Aggregate deal value for the region reached US$658.73bn from 1,961 transactions announced in Q1 2021, up from US$236.77bn from 1,918 deals in the same period last year.

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    Deal Drivers: AMERICAS FY 2020

    The Americas M&A market navigated a challenging year in 2020. Volatile stock markets and global economic disruption as a result of COVID-19 lockdowns and uncertainty saw declines of 14% in deal volume and 23% in deal value. Download this comprehensive review of M&A activity in the Americas to learn more about M&A activity in 2020.

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    Deal Drivers: AMERICAS Q3 2020

    After a tough year and a hard-fought U.S. election, M&A activity in the Americas is at a crossroads. How can we know which industries will recover the fastest? How will trends like consolidation impact the landscape? Which regions offer unique opportunities? Get the insights you need in this Q3 market report.

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    Deal Drivers AMERICAS HY 2020

    It’s an unprecedented time for M&A in the Americas. COVID-19 has disrupted the entire region, and M&A activity fell sharply in the first half of the year. Already though, trends have begun to emerge that offer clues about the trajectory of the recovery in different countries and industries.

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    Deal Drivers: South America H1 2020

    With countries across the continent largely in lockdown, economic activity slowed significantly and practical difficulties such as restrictions on travel and meetings represented basic obstacles to dealmaking.

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    Deal Drivers: Mexico H1 2020

    As the Mexican economy begins emerging from COVID-19 lockdown, dealmakers have plenty of questions about what comes next. Reviewing the numbers from last quarter, we can already start to see answers. Learn more in the Mexico H1 Deal Drivers Report.

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    Deal Drivers: Brazil Q1 2020

    Just a few months ago, Brazil’s economy looked to be on a historic upswing. Now, a global pandemic and political uncertainty are shaking up dealmakers’ best-laid plans. Get the details in the latest Deal Drivers Report for Brazil (Q1).

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    Deal Drivers: Canada Q1 2020

    Market conditions are shifting the playing field for Canadian businesses. With high levels of household debt and a natural resources-dependent economy, what may the road to recovery look like? Find out in the latest Datasite report.

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    Deal Drivers: United States Q1 2020

    Market conditions are shifting the playing field for U.S. businesses, as companies in every industry reevaluate their core strategy. What should you expect in the coming months? Find out in the latest Datasite report.

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    Deal Drivers: APAC Q1 2022

    M&A activity across the APAC region as a whole slipped in Q1, which was to be expected after a record-setting 2021. It’s a trend that can be observed across geographic markets an is best understood as a reversion to the mean rather than a cause for concern at this stage. Learn more from our latest Deal Drivers report.

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    Deal Drivers: APAC FY 2021

    Read our latest Deal Drivers report to learn more about the top ten deals by sector in 2021, including the latest heat chart, league tables, and top bidders by value and volume.

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    Deal Drivers: APAC 2022 Outlook

    Read this Deal Drivers outlook report and learn about the top five predictions on the factors that will influence APAC dealmaking in 2022 along with the latest heat chart, showing the sectors and regions where activity is likely to dominate based on ‘companies for sale’ tracked by Mergermarket.

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    Deal Drivers: Asia Pacific Q3 2021

    M&A activity across much of the Asia-Pacific region continues to bounce back from the lulls seen at the height of the COVID-19 crisis last year. Globally, the acceleration seen in the first half of 2021, in most countries at least, now looks to be normalizing, yet APAC volumes and values are proving resilient.

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    Deal Drivers: Asia Pacific HY 2021

    M&A activity in the APAC region continued to perform strongly in the first half of 2021. Both deal values and volumes were significantly higher than in the same period a year ago when the COVID-19 pandemic forced large parts of the region to impose tough lockdown restrictions on their economy. Read this Deal Drivers report to learn more.

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    Deal Drivers: APAC Q1 2021

    While there is reason to be optimistic about the economic outlook for APAC in 2021, the COVID-19 pandemic continues to cast a dark shadow, particularly in countries still deeply embroiled in the crisis. Read our latest APAC Deal Drivers report discover the M&A sectors leading the recovery across the region.

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    Deal Drivers APAC FY 2020

    The dust has finally settled on 2020, a year shaped by the first major, deadly pandemic in more than a century. Read this Deal Drivers APAC FY 2020 report and see why the growth outlook for the region offers grounds for optimism.

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    Deal Drivers: APAC Q3 2020

    The COVID-19 pandemic may have begun in the Asia Pacific region, but its impacts there have varied hugely. The economic impacts of the pandemic are proving just as varied as its progression rates. Activity has dipped everywhere, but some economies are bouncing back more quickly. Learn more from the latest Deal Drivers APAC report.

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    Deal Drivers APAC HY 2020

    Our new Deal Drivers report takes a close look at M&A in H1 2020 across Asia Pacific. Published in partnership with Mergermarket, this report provides insight into key trends, and region and sector activity.

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    Deal Drivers: Australia & New Zealand 2020

    Australia and New Zealand have been among the countries most lauded for their COVID-19 response, with rapid measures preventing widespread outbreaks of the disease. Nonetheless, as is the case elsewhere, the shutdown has made a severe economic impact, which the region could find challenging to bounce back from. Learn more about the trends that will enable M&A recovery down under in this new report.

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    Deal Drivers: Mainland China 2020

    The outbreak of coronavirus at the end of 2019 and the subsequent lockdown measures taken in China during the first quarter of 2020 had a major cooling effect on M&A activity in the country. Read this report and learn about the top deals, activities, and trends driving dealmaking across China.

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    Deal Drivers: Japan Q1 2020

    Despite the devastation caused by COVID-19 in the first quarter of 2020, Japanese M&A was not hit as hard as expected. Learn more about the activities driving M&A deals in Japan in our latest Deal Drivers report.

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    Deal Drivers: Southeast Asia & India Q1 2020

    Published in collaboration with Mergermarket, this Deal Drivers report revealed that deal volume across Southeast Asia and India was down almost 18% in Q1 2020 compared to the previous quarter, but value jumped 40% over the same period.

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