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June 2020 M&A and Capital Raising Survey

Category: Market Report


MarktoMarket has followed-up its initial survey on post-COVID attitudes towards M&A and Capital Raising by going back to its network of the UK’s most prominent and active M&A, Private Equity and Venture Capital professionals to assess their outlook on levels of activity and valuations.


Our results suggest that sentiment is growing for a bounce back in M&A activity in the second half of 2020:

  • our data indicates a significant positive shift in expectations for an upturn in deal volumes in the second half of 2020 (versus the first half)
  • aborted deals declined, with almost half as many advisers and investors working on cancelled deals in May relative to April
  • the proportion of our network expecting M&A valuations to fall by more than 25% in the second half declined from 22% to 12%
  • a majority of our network now expects either an increase or no change in the volume of fundraising deals in the second half of 2020 (versus the first half)….
  • ….however, a growing number of advisers and investors worked on fundraising deals where valuations have been reduced, predominantly due to COVID-19

Access to the M&A and Capital Raising Report for June 2020 is reserved for members of the MarktoMarket Data Co-Operative.