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Digital commerce M&A market to remain white-hot in 2022, says Hampleton Partners’ report

Hampleton Partners’ Digital Commerce M&A report reveals that M&A growth in the sector is at an all-time high with over 2,317 deals signed in 2021, a 34 per cent increase on the 1,725 deals closed in 2020, and a 65 per cent increase on 2019 figures.

Hampleton’s report also highlights USD400 billion in disclosed transaction value across the sector in 2021, including USD140 billion in the second half of 2021 – 21 per cent of which can be attributed to the take-private of buy-now-pay-later (BNPL) solutions provider Afterpay by payments company Square for around USD30 billion.
The trailing 30-month median digital commerce deal amount reached a high of USD27 million, a jump from the USD22 million figure seen in 2020.

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