With private equity set to further blossom over the next decade and continue its AUM expansion, it will become incumbent upon industry leaders to explore new ways to deliver growth in their firms’ portfolios.
Surveys & research
The latest Healthtech M&A market report from Hampleton Partners, an international technology mergers and acquisitions advisor, reveals that boom times are back in healthtech M&A, along with a rapidly increasing appetite to apply Artificial Intelligence (AI) to solve many of medicine’s pressing problems.
Private equity investors completed 807 deals in Q4 2019, slightly down on the previous quarter, but still the second highest in the last decade, according to the Q4 2019 Unquote Private Equity Barometer, produced in association with Aberdeen Standard Investments.
McKinsey & Company today published its Global Private Markets Review 2020, a comprehensive analysis of the dynamics and performance of the private investing industry.
Global law firm Mayer Brown has found that the total annual value of acquisitions of UK companies by US private equity funds jumped 53 per cent last year to GBP14.2 billion; up from GBP9.3 billion in 2018. It is the latest sign of favourable market economics in the UK, which has seen a widening valuation gap relative to European listed equities as the country has convulsed from the vacillations of Brexit.
Fintech battle between incumbents and newcomers yields mammoth M&A deals, says Hampleton Partners report
The latest Fintech M&A market report from Hampleton Partners, the international technology mergers and acquisitions advisor, reveals that 2019 saw a shift towards blockbuster M&A transactions, historically high deal count levels and impressive valuations.
The Midlands Private Equity Growth Barometer, which has been released today, highlights the region’s 50 fastest-growing private equity-backed businesses based on turnover growth in the past three years.
Six-year growth streak for enterprise software M&A slows but peak valuations remain, says Hampleton report
The latest Enterprise Software M&A market report from Hampleton Partners, an international technology mergers and acquisitions adviser, reveals that transaction volumes decreased slightly to 620 deals inked in the second half of 2019, but revenue and EBITDA multiples remained astoundingly high at 4.0x and 17.3x respectively.
Despite Brexit, the UK is still the top destination for US-EU inbound M&A activity, representing nearly 40 per cent of EU deals since 2009 – and activity could pick up with greater Brexit certainty.
Research by Adams Street Partners finds no evidence of sponsor-to-sponsor underperformance and that sponsors are a real and relevant source of deal flow for other sponsors. Moreover, such deals appear to offer stable returns with lower losses than non-sponsor deals.