IMAP demonstrated its leadership in the M&A market once more, closing 92 transactions worth over $3 billion in the first half of 2023.
Cautious dealmaking due to global uncertainty, high interest rates, and the unresolved U.S. debt ceiling issue, meant global M&A activity experienced a significant decline of 36% in the second quarter of 2023. However, with the gradual recovery of the stock market, there is hope for restoring CEOs’ confidence in engaging in M&A deals. Furthermore, despite the decline, experts believe the M&A market still holds potential for future growth and resurgence.
The most active sectors in terms of volume were Business Services, Industrials, Technology, and Consumer & Retail,
accounting for 62% of total IMAP deal volume. However, in terms of deal value, the most active sectors were Healthcare, Technology, Consumer & Retail, and Industrials, representing 58% of total deal value. Europe was the most impacted region in terms of deal activity, following market trends.
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