IMAP closed 112 deals worth more than $14.7 billion during the first half of 2021. The strong rebound in market activity that began in Q4 of 2020 carried over well into Q1 of this year and although the rate of deal making returned to more normal pre-COVID levels in Q2, IMAP partners around the world have full pipelines and many are expecting to have a record year.
IMAP partners in North America and several European countries in particular are experiencing the strongest market environment and most new deal flow in over a decade. In the first half deals were closed across 14 different sectors, with Technology, Business Services, Healthcare, Industrials, and Consumer Retail the most represented. Twenty-nine percent of IMAP deals were cross-border.
IMAP Chairman, Jurgis V. Oniunas commented:
"The rebound in deal making activity observed throughout the first half of the year as transactions were reactivated and well-positioned buyers and sellers re-engaged is impressive. Moreover, a unique combination of lingering pent up demand, low interest rates, cash rich corporates, ambitious PEs with staggering amounts of investment capital, the SPAC boom, along with the ongoing disruption of technology trends across many sectors will continue to drive activity in the second half."
Welcome to the 11th edition of IMAP's flagship publication, Creating Value, as always, full of up-to-date case studies, commentary, and trending topics relevant to M&A markets, all contributed by our IMAP partners around the globe. This issue’s theme is “The Next Wave in M&A”. And what a wave it is!
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