M&A Insights

The AIDC Industry had a strong Q3, with private equity interest remaining high. At its current growth rate the industry is expected to surpass $103 billion in market value by 2027.

The 200 industrial services transactions completed YTD represent a 40% increase over YTD 2020, with add-on acquisitions accounting for more than half the M&A activity in the space this year.

Human Capital Industry Update Q2 2021

Through the first half of 2021, the human capital industry has seen nearly as many deals completed as it did in all of 2020, with transaction activity picking up enough that it is likely to return to the lofty levels set from 2017 through 2019.

Contract Furniture Industry Update September 2021

In our September edition of M&A Insights, Charter’s furniture industry practice team leader Elisa Berger provides an update on contract furniture M&A trends. While manufacturers and distributors have struggled with the impact of the pandemic on the industry, reported EBITDA multiples represent a five-year high.

Middle Market PE Trends Q2 2021

The M&A market continued its record setting year as Q2 2021 climbed to a historic finish for deal making. The second quarter recorded the second highest deal activity in a decade, a continuation of strong deal momentum post-pandemic.

Following mass shutdowns in 2020, the AIDC industry has experienced increased customer demand, driving business valuations to record highs. It is anticipated that with continued industry growth over the next several years, M&A activity will increase as new private equity firms enter the space and existing investors see to grow through acquisition.

In our July 2021 edition of M&A Insights, Mike Welch shares five key gaps that investment bankers can close for business owners to help them optimize value in the sale of a company, including providing M&A expertise, crafting a value proposition, enhancing credibility, unburdening the owner, and creating competition.

Deal activity appears to have stabilized after an unprecedented 2020, when many buyers paused acquisition strategies due to macroeconomic uncertainty. The global M&A market has rebounded at an extraordinary pace, including a record-setting Q4, signaling an outsized deal environment moving into 2021.

In Q1 2021, it almost seemed as if the M&A market had forgotten about the effect of the pandemic on financing markets and transaction risks. M&A continued at a blistering pace with 67 transactions in the quarter, compared to 62 in Q4 2020 (Q4 typically having the lion’s share of deals as shareholders seek to …

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The technology and support services vertical has experienced an upsurge in M&A deal activity post-pandemic, enhanced by an ever-greater need for digital communications, cybersecurity, and data connectedness. Likewise, the integration services vertical has erupted, with 40% more completed deals in the period following the pandemic compared to the period leading up to it.

The human capital M&A market has rebounded nicely so far in 2021, with Q1 2021 transactions accounting for approximately 45% of total 2020 deal count. The increase in activity is a result of pent-up demand from buyers who put acquisitions on hold for most of the previous year.

In our May 2021 edition of M&A Insights, Mark Streekstra and Mike Welch share their perspective on the impact of the pandemic on M&A, taking a look at deal activity, capital availability, industry winners and losers, and some predictions for 2021.

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