Private Equity: Turmoil & Transformation

Private Equity, The Netherlands | Report | Q3 2022

Dealmaking in the Netherlands slowed down in Q3 2022, but remained well above historical averages, indicating that even during uncertain times, M&A activity remains strong.

After a slight uptick in M&A activity in Q2 2022, M&A activity in the Netherlands slowed down again in Q3 2022, as can be read in our report.

M&A activity in the Netherlands

Compared to 2021YTD, 2022YTD started relatively slow with 844 deals during the first three quarters. Nevertheless, dealmaking in Q3 2022 was still well above historical averages and indicates that also during uncertain times M&A activity remains strong, although the first signs of a more challenging dealmaking environment are visible.

When looking in further detail by month, a strong rebound is present in July (127 deals), caused by the typical pressure to close deals before the summer holidays. Overall, dealmaking in Q3 2021 decreased by 5% with respect to Q2 2021, primarily driven by fewer PE deals as a result of recent surging interest rates, while the number of strategic deals remained relatively stable. This is also what we observe in practice and what will become clearer in Q4, as strategic buyers have a long-term vision and therefore appetite for M&A remains strong.

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