Globally, Joele Frank Wilkinson Brimmer Katcher took the #1 spot by deal value, while Sard Verbinnen & Co moved from first place in 2019 to second place in 2020. Rounding out the top three is Brunswick Group. Mark Druskoff, Data-Driven Content Coordinator (North America) at Mergermarket commented: “Even as 2020 recedes into the distance, its impacts continue to shape the market. Corporates and sponsors alike have spent their way through the crisis in the second half of 2020, with unprecedented levels of deal making in the final few months.
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.