Despite the tumultuous events of 2020, the private equity industry has proven that it can roll with the punches, according to 2021 Global Private Equity Outlook, an annual report co-published by Dechert LLP and Mergermarket. This report discusses how the sector fared amid the ongoing global pandemic, economic upset, and geopolitical pressures that marked this year as well as what the future may hold for this robust and creative industry. The report includes insights from a survey of 100 senior PE executives, including these key findings: PE Industry.
At the beginning of 2020, the signs for M&A in Portugal were positive – there was a strong pipeline of deals from both strategic and private equity players and expectations were high. Then the pandemic hit. The outbreak reduced activity as deals were delayed or cancelled since sellers considered that they would be harmed by the market conditions. Meanwhile, buyers had to factor in uncertainty and expensive financing in the purchase price and deal terms. Download the publication to read more.
Mergermarket is pleased to present “Expanding Horizons: Offshore perspectives on investment into New Zealand during the Covid-19 recovery”, published in association with Simpson Grierson. This report explores feedback from offshore investors who have invested in New Zealand (NZ) in the last 5 years, looking at how Covid-19 has changed their plans and sentiment towards the NZ market, and their views on market trends, challenges, and opportunity sectors. The findings show that while Covid-19 has delayed many offshore investors’ M&A plans.