Reflecting on M&A Trends 2022: Successes and Insights… 2022 continued to see strong growth in mergers and acquisitions throughout several high-profile industries. Today, we’re going to take a look back at the various transactions and trends that our firm both worked on and experienced last year. To put it succinctly, we’re proud of the successful portfolio we facilitated last year and look forward to what 2023 has in store for the M&A industry.
IT and Telecommunications
The most prominent of those segments were in the information technology and communication industry. Indeed, we helped a significant number of buyers grow their industry through the acquisition of other firms.
Some sectors of this market were engaged in double-digit acquisition volume. Overall, we assisted nine mid-market IT and telecommunications companies with their M&A transactions.
Other significant deals
Throughout 2022, Venture Corporate Finance continued to demonstrate its strength as a leading M&A firm. The marketplace throughout the greater UK opened up channels and avenues that led to significant deals completed.
Two major deals within the first six months of the year included:
- O2 mobile giant ADSI
- Business transformation experts – Tier 2 Consulting.
Overall, Venture Corporate Finance assisted ten significant deals in other industries with an additional nine in the aforementioned IT and telecommunications industries.
Economic concerns and woes
The broader market concerns put some analysts into a caution-like mentality. All one would need to do is listen to the news media to think that we’re on the cusp of a complete financial meltdown.
However, reality often is more reflective of the market fundamentals which remain strong. As mentioned, many firms saw double-digit acquisition volume, including well know companies such as Babble and Croft.
It is true that the economy has contracted somewhat. Yet this has not held back ongoing M&A growth nor did it impact the volume of deals throughout 2022. With a softening of those economic fears, and as the market conditions set the stage for 2023, our analysis points toward a continued pattern of explosive M&A activity this year.
The state of M&A in 2023
We’ve previously written about the state of M&A in 2023, with expectations indicative of a shift in the nature of mergers and acquisitions. Nevertheless, the seller’s market remains quite strong leading into the first several months of this year. Buyers are continually looking for quality investments, and the flow of transactions should continue at the same pace as the previous twelve months.
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