Mergermarket and Unquote are pleased to present Value over volume: Italian M&A and PE activity in 2020, published in association with Gatti Pavesi Bianchi Ludovici. This report provides invaluable insights into M&A and private equity (PE) activity in Italy across 2020, focusing on the impacts of Covid-19 on dealmaking in the region. Highlights from the report include: M&A activity dominated by deals at the top end of the market. Italian M&A value witnessed a YoY rise across Q1-Q3 2020, even as volume.
Mergermarket is pleased to present After the storm: Private equity after COVID-19, published in association with IHS Markit. As challenges abound for the PE community, our survey of 30 PE executives reveals that most firms are up for the fight. First, PE firms are actively managing downside risk in their portfolio companies – including operational risks associated with COVID-19. Second, a significant proportion of respondents are looking to tap into higher returns by diversifying their asset class exposure. Third, firms are increasingly adopting.
Mergermarket, the leading provider of M&A data and intelligence, released its 2020 global report, which revealed that USD 2.2tn of overall M&A activity in 2H20 represented the highest half-year figure on Mergermarket record. Meanwhile, the USD 1.2tn announced in the final quarter was the highest quarterly value since 2Q07. In contrast, M&A activity in the first half was subdued (USD 971.0bn), leading to an overall 6.6% year-on-year decline by value. Amid the social and economic disruptions caused by COVID-19, deal count was down 15.5%,.