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28 November 2023

Unveiling the Trends: A Look at UK M&A Activity in 2023 vs 2022

In a recent report by Experian, the landscape of mergers and acquisitions (M&A) in the UK has been dissected, revealing a mix of activity and challenges as we approach the end of 2023. The numbers tell a story of resilience and adaptation in a market that continues to navigate uncertainties.

10 June 2023

New data suggests UK SME M&A dealflow could vastly increase in 2023

The UK small and medium-sized enterprise (SME) mergers and acquisitions (M&A) market has witnessed notable activity due to the large number of baby boomer-owned companies seeking to exit in recent years. However, according to a recent survey published by wealth management firm, Evelyn Partners on 7th June 2023, one in four UK business owners have hastened their exit strategies, driven by the upcoming General Election. 

10 May 2023

The benefits of outsourcing M&A research

In a perfect world M&A firms will have a consistent level of projects and access to an unlimited talent pool of M&A research analysts with realistic salary expectations. In reality, finding and keeping good people in a project-based industry is not easy. Here are 5 benefits of outsourcing M&A research to a specialist firm.

16 March 2023

5 ways an analyst adds value for M&A firms

M&A analysts are a vital component of M&A firms. A good analyst is committed to digging through piles of material to find golden nuggets of information. However, they can often be underutilised. A good M&A analyst can not only increase the consideration achieved (and the fee earned), they can also be a core component for business development and the overall marketing effort of the firm.

4 February 2023

M&A Industry Trends in 2023

Even during the current challenging economic climate, there is a lot to be excited about for M&A in 2023. Last year, although global M&A volumes dropped, they remain 9% above pre-pandemic levels. While it appears deal flow is trending downward, this is from an extremely high level. In this article, we look at data and opinions of seasoned dealmakers to understand what M&A trends to expect in 2023.

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