The research, sourced from GlobalData's deals database, found that acquisitions accounted for 26.3% of all transactions taking place in the sector in H2.
The deals database details mergers, acquisitions, venture financing, equity offerings, asset transactions, partnerships and debt offerings. Key information, including rationale, financials, the parties involved and advisors, is also tracked.
IPO activity all but stopped in 2020, as the investment community grew wary of the effects of COVID-19 on economies. No matter how deserving a business was of flotation, momentum was halted by concerns of when a ‘new normal’ of working patterns and trade would set in.
Recently, sentiment has changed. Flotations picked up again during the second half of 2021, and now in 2022 the mood is decidedly optimistic. Business leaders have their eyes on fast rebounding economies, buoyant market indices and the opportunity once again to take their businesses public. As a result, global IPOs are expected to hit back this year.
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