M&A Update : April 2021

Hot on the heels of the latest budget and as the road map out of lockdown develops, our April M&A Update will cover:

M&A Update April

Latest activity

M&A activity in the first quarter of the year has been very active, driven by:  

  • Deals which began pre Covid and were put on hold and now being completed 
  • A desire to get transactions completed by the budget, with possible changes to CGT 

Outlook

The outlook for the remainder of the year is still a very buoyant, despite economic concerns driven by: 

  • The pandemic has changed peoples outlook; de-risking is attractive  
  • Private Equity still has significant cash reserves they need to deploy 
  • Acquirers have been in cash preservation mode and are now looking to invest 
  • High street banks are beginning to lend again, and second tier lenders are also very active  

Opportunities

Our experts will also discuss:

  • The possibility that CGT will be looked at again later this year 
  • The prospects for businesses which have traded exceptionally well throughout Covid 
  • Our experience on the latest multiples businesses can expect 
  • The opportunities to raise funds for growth / MBO / acquisitions  

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