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January 2022 Valuation Barometer

Category: Market Report


Highlights from our January 2022 Valuation Barometer, covering deals and valuation multiples in UK M&A in December 2021.  Request the Executive Summary below.


Deal volumes increased in December 2021 to 525, which represents the second highest month of deal activity in 2021.

We calculated that M&A deals valued at a total of £25.7 billion were executed or announced during the month of December. This compares to a prior month’s total of £17.1 billion.


The largest deal of the month was the disposal of Clayton, Dubilier and Rice’s (“CD&R”) 40%  stake in global vehicle glass repair and replacement business Belron for €8.4 billion.

The deal values Belron at €21 billion, a significant increase since February 2018, when CD&R
acquired the position at an estimated enterprise value of €3 billion.

Spotlight Transactions

Other deals during December included:

  • Rentokil Initial PLC’s acquisition of fellow pest control group Terminix Global Holdings Inc for $6.7 billion.
  • Central Group’s and Signa Holdings’ acquisition of Selfridges Group from the Weston Family for £4 billion.
  • CVC Capital Partners’ sale of Sisal Gaming to Flutter Entertainment for €1.9 billion.

The smaller end of the market witnessed the following deals:

  • Capita PLC’s disposal of its AMT Sybex software business to Jonas Computing (UK) Limited in a deal valuing AMT Sybex at £40 million.
  • Savage & Whitten Holdings Limited’s sale of a 36% stake at an estimated enterprise value of
    £16.6 million.
  • The acquisition of Inclusive Learning Limited by Marlowe PLC for a consideration of £8.0 million.


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