M&A activity in the food and beverage sector saw an uptick in H2 2019, with this trend expected to continue into H1 2020 on the back of some Brexit certainty and an overall increase in business confidence.
M&A activity in the Transport and Logistics sector remained consistent in H2 2019, with 46 deals completed involving UK target companies.
The Debt Collection industry’s M&A environment has rebounded somewhat in the latter half of 2019 as Brexit fears begin to subside. Debt management and recovery firms lead M&A activity.
M&A activity in the Software sector increased in comparison to the previous two quarters, totalling 191 deals, a significant increase over the 153 deals in the previous two quarters.
M&A activity in the Transport and Logistics sector has shown significant signs of growth in H1 2019, with 47 deals completed involving UK target companies.
M&A activity within the UK and European chemicals sectors has remained steady throughout 2018 completing 233 deals, with a further 116 deals being completed during the first half of 2019.
M&A activity within the healthcare sector saw a 22 deal increase in 2018 compared with the previous year. This trend continues into H1 2019 with an increase in activity compared with H1 2018.
M&A activity in the food and beverage sector has remained in-line with H2 2018, with 61 deals completed involving UK target companies. Total transaction values reached £2.3bn.