M&A increasingly popular

The Digital Revolution is democratising technology, putting strategic M&A within the reach of SMEs and the intermediaries that specialize in smaller or mid-market deals. The main challenge for companies of all sizes is to be agile in response to changing technology.

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GRAF LAMBSDORFF & COMPAGNIE and Stiller Advisors secure deal against market odds

Deal origination and execution has suffered during the Covid pandemic. In a market characterised by uncertainty, both buyers and sellers have postponed activities, awaiting a brighter mood in the M&A market. For Ferdinand Robert Schulhauser, Partner at German advisory firm GRAF LAMBSDORFF & COMPAGNIE, the completion of the Engesser deal was, therefore, a real success.

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M&A market shows strong recovery in UK&I

In the first half of 2021 the UK&I M&A market demonstrated a strong recovery. The number of companies sold increased by 59 percent.

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ESG pays: Harnessing the ‘greenium’ in M&A

M&A professionals are increasingly recognising the importance of environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) criteria in value creation. Having a targeted ESG approach can result in higher valuations throughout the M&A lifecycle.

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International Trends

Innovation and digital resources support cross border dealmaking

Cross border M&A surges in the (lower) middle market. European companies are popular targets.

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Across industry lines – accessing a valuable pool of M&A opportunity

M&A is an effective route to growth and strategic adjustment but a new breed of opportunity is emerging. Companies seek to exploit synergies across industry sectors.

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ESG clock is ticking for M&A

Environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) factors are now dealmakers or deal breakers in M&A. And having a plan for how to uncover and enhance these attributes in a target company is critical.

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Dealsuite defines new M&A industry classification and welcomes corporate M&A teams as a new client group

Dealsuite, an international network and communication platform for dealmakers, announced today that it has taken the next step in matching M&A opportunities by launching a new industry classification.

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Data rooms take the next step and include AI and Machine learning

Covid-19 has accelerated the digitalisation of M&A. Number of M&A practitioners adopting VDR’s for due diligence and other aspects of M&A, has grown.

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Dealsuite UK monitor H2-2020

Average EBITDA multiple in UK-midmarket was 5.4. Clear K-shaped recovery. Decrease in availability of M&A financing. No increase in interest rates expected.

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Dealsuite UK Monitor H1-2020

The average EBITDA multiple for the UK M&A mid-market was 5.45. the majority of transactions was financed without any form of debt.

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Member Success Stories

‘It’s business as usual for now’

'Via Dealsuite, we came into contact with a terrific business that we have now acquired. We spotted this deal in the early stages of our membership.'

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