Mergers & Acquisitions - on the brink of a boom

Ewen Fleming

Ewen Fleming

London Office Head, and Head of Consulting & Financial Services

If you plot global Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A) activity over time, a very clear pattern emerges - economic downturns are followed by spikes in M&A. Data from the Institute for Mergers, Acquisitions and Alliances reveals five increases in M&A activity over the last 35 years (in 1986, 1994, 2003, 2009 and 2014) each linked to an economic crisis. Our Financial Services team explore.

This white paper considers if, with the global economy ravaged by the pandemic, we are set for a new boom in M&A and, if indeed we are, what the themes driving deals might be. The paper also considers what lessons can be learned from the past to ensure that the original strategic intent behind M&A results in a commercial and cultural success story.

If you want to discuss any aspect of this whitepaper, please don't hesitate to get in touch with myself, Andrew Ewing, Corporate Finance Partner, or a member of our Financial Services and Corporate Finance teams.

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