Mergermarket and Activistmonitor are pleased to present Activist Investing in Europe 2022, published in association with Skadden. Highlights include: Over the last 12 months, 60% of corporates report that they identified new weaknesses that activists might exploit and have already discussed those with shareholders. Not one respondent reports that they failed to identify a new weakness. 97% of corporates anticipate an increase in shareholder activism over the next 12 months, including 60% who are expecting a significant increase. Almost.
Mergermarket is pleased to present the Surging Ahead: M&A Outlook 2022 and beyond, published in association with Squire Patton Boggs. The report reveals that M&A activity bounced back with huge resilience in the first three quarters of 2021, and looks ahead to the question of whether this remarkable recovery in dealmaking can be sustained. Highlights include: M&A back with a bang: In the first three quarters of 2021, there were 18,736 global deals agreed with a collective value of almost US$4.3 trillion. That represented increases.
Unquote is pleased to present the Clearwater International Multiples Heatmap: Q3 2021, published in association with Clearwater International. The report identifies key themes driving European Private Equity (PE) deals’ EV/EBITDA multiples on a quarterly basis. In this issue: European overview: In Q3, the average EV/EBITDA multiple over the last 12 months (LTM) for European PE-backed transactions climbed to 11.8x. This is a new record and it follows an unbroken run of five quarterly increases. Spotlight on US sponsors:.