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February 2022 Valuation Barometer
Highlights from our February 2022 Valuation Barometer, covering deals and valuation multiples in UK M&A in January 2022. Request the Executive Summary below.
Deal volumes are usually depressed in January following a busy year end as deals are rushed through by 31 December. January 2022 was no exception with 410 transactions recorded compared to 567 in December 2021.
We calculated that M&A deals valued at a total of £13.6 billion were executed or announced during the month of January. This compares to a prior month total of £25.7 billion.
January 2022 witnessed the Singapore state owned investor, Temasek International Holdings, broker its largest deal in Europe to date with the acquisition of Element Materials Technology Group Ltd. With a consideration of $7 billion, this deal also marks Bridgepoint Group’s largest
exit thus far.
Other deals during January included:
- Capita’s sale of Trustmarque Solutions Limited (an IT services and solutions business) to One Equity Partners LLC for £111 million.
- Permira’s announcement of the acquisition of 70% of Kedrion, an Italian group specialising in the production of blood products, for £1.4 billion.
- Fortescue Metals Group’s acquisition of Williams Advanced Engineering (a spin off from the Williams Racing Formula one team) for £164 million.
The smaller end of the market witnessed the following deals:
- CI&T’s acquisition of UK digital product agency Somo Global Ltd for a consideration of up to
- Wildstone Capital acquisition of 27 OOH Screens for £20 million.
- Frenkel Topping Group PLC’s acquisition of Cardinal Management Limited for a consideration up to £10 million.
SAMPLE COMPLETED AND ANNOUNCED m&a MULTIPLES – January 2022
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