US leisure and retail M&A roars back
Investors are finding businesses showing resilience
Low interest rates and high levels of liquidity are fueling transformational M&A deals
A brightening macroeconomic outlook and supportive deal environment helped push second-quarter value to a new record.
Increasing cooperation between global PE players is pushing up price tags
Insights from our M&A team, based on M&A activity charts from the White & Case M&A Explorer.
Soaring demand for digital infrastructure, transportation and social assets has generated landmark deals so far this year
Automotive and automotive-adjacent M&A sees fourth consecutive quarterly rise in value, supported by strong SPAC interest in electric vehicles
A number of big-ticket deals in high-growth sectors such as telecommunications and renewables signal a bright future for French dealmaking
The number of distressed and liquidation-related M&A deals, especially in the US and UK, has increased year on year as businesses struggle to adapt to their post-pandemic reality.
Emerging technologies attract increasing interest from dealmakers, buoyed by strong economic fundamentals and healthy macroeconomics
Dependable recurring income from digital music rights is attracting major investment from PE funds.
Dealmaking within the PMB sector enjoyed an impressive start as companies across the globe embarked on their post-pandemic recovery.
The first quarter of 2021 saw a string of big-ticket deals in the transportation sector, pushing quarterly deal value to a record high
Signs of a rebound follow last year's pullback in private equity real estate deals
A string of deals took place in the first quarter as energy firms look to capitalize on offshore wind's potential
More than any other factor, the energy transition motivates utilities deals worldwide
Global M&A value more than doubled YOY to the highest first quarter total on record
In Q1 2021, private equity activity reached its highest quarterly value in more than a decade
SWFs acquired more deals in 2020 as they hunted for stable returns in volatile times
Although most SPAC activity is concentrated in the US, the boom in listings spells opportunities for European firms
An active fourth quarter and strong economic fundamentals signal a busy year ahead for South Korean dealmaking
As the dust begins to settle, shareholder activists are making a comeback
Dealmaking is gradually making a comeback in the sector, both as a means to rebuild hard-hit companies and to meet growing consumer demand
In addition to regulating how CO2 is stored and transported, governments increasingly provide incentives to accelerate adoption of carbon capture and storage
US deal activity held up remarkably well in the face of unprecedented uncertainty in 2020, with total deal value in H2 surpassing the previous year
The past year has been tumultuous for M&A activity, but with a COVID-19 vaccine rollout underway and pent-up demand among PE firms, the fundamentals are in place for a busy year in 2021
We highlight the key European M&A trends in the second half of 2020, and provide our insights into the outlook for M&A moving forward.
In a year that saw global oil and gas M&A drop dramatically amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the Asian region generated record deal value
Dealmaking within the region has been driven by activity at the top-end of the market, as the region’s prize assets continue to attract dealmaker attention despite the downturn
Hospitality and dining have been buffeted by the pandemic, weighing on deal activity. But Q4 has brought welcome refinancing support and investor confidence.
M&A in Vietnam surged in Q3, thanks to an economy that has proved resilient in the face of a global pandemic
The energy transition and a growing need for efficient digital infrastructure are two trends fueling infrastructure dealmaking in 2020
Deal activity within the renewables sector has been a bright spot for energy M&A in 2020
Global retail M&A value increased year on year, as appetite for supermarket and convenience store assets resulted in big-ticket deals
Deal activity fell dramatically in 2020, but Q3 shows signs of recovery
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Despite a drop in activity, public-to-private (P2P) transactions in Europe have continued through 2020, unlike in the US market, where they have fallen sharply
While COVID shut the window on deals in H1 2020, Q3 saw a revival that augurs well for the rest of the year and beyond