M&A activity shows no sign of slowing down

Monthly deal activity I December 2021

In November 2021, we closed 40 transactions of which 31 were M&A deals and 9 were fundraising deals. The pandemic brought to the surface an urgent need for companies to review and adapt their overall strategy (and especially their M&A strategy) in order to survive and thrive. As a result, we see no signs of M&A activity slowing down.

That growth and strategic importance is expected to further increase according to a new Harvard Business Review Analytic Services study, sponsored by Oaklins, in which 72% of the 487 mid-market company executives surveyed expect deal-making in their industry will continue to rise coming out of the pandemic. Moreover, that sentiment was reflected across North America (73%), Europe (73%) and Asia Pacific (71%), signaling an energetic global environment for M&A moving forward.

The surge in deal activity is apparent in a large number of the industries we cover.

A selection of the deals closed in November

We worked with Oaklins because we believed that their team, with extensive expertise in the meat sector, was best positioned to advise us on this transaction. We are very satisfied with their support and pragmatic approach every step of the way. Jos Claeys, CEO, Belgian Pork Group
We found the team in Seattle to be a great partner. Completing a transaction is difficult, but as former operators, they understood the challenges I faced as I ran my company and closed the deal. I could not have done it without them. Scott Larson, CEO and Owner, RH Brown Co.
I was impressed with the team’s ability to manage the sale of our great company from start to finish in such a professional manner. It gave us the comfort and confidence that the sale would be a success for all parties involved. If you are considering the sale of your company, I would highly recommend that you trust them with your transaction. Celia W. Dunn, Owner and Founder, Celia Dunn Sotheby’s International Realty

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