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Data Indicates Record M&A Year in 2021

By Generational Equity

2021 Record Year M&A

Although final year-end numbers are far from completely tallied, based on Pitchbook’s research, 2021 will post some record-breaking numbers for closed deals. According to their 3rd quarter 2021 data:

Global M&A activity continued its record-setting pace, with just over 27,000 deals completed for a combined $3.4 trillion through the first three quarters of 2021.

The economic recovery coming out of the COVID-19 pandemic is fueling unprecedented M&A activity. Business travel is beginning to reemerge and many of the largest economies are adapting to the new normal brought on by the pandemic.

Additionally, the key drivers of all this M&A remain intact, meaning the current trend is likely to persist for several additional quarters, barring a new coronavirus variant shutting down global economies.

Generational agrees with this research. Thru 12.1.21 our closings were up 60% over 2020, and that year was a record year for the firm. So when 2021’s numbers are finalized, we anticipate being on the top of the Refinitiv league tables in many categories again. Take a look at 2020’s rankings:

Not only is this great news for our firm, it is fantastic news for our clients. Our Core Values are based on one thing: Creating a lasting financial legacy for our clients and their families. We do this through our family of companies that all play a key role in our clients' exit journeys:

Each of these teams plays a vital role in helping our clients reach their financial and personal goals. 

Based on preliminary data, 2022 will also be a record year for deal demand from buyers. Are you prepared if a buyer calls you about your business? Do you have any idea what your company is worth? Have you hired a firm to represent you in the market?

If the answer to any of these questions is no, you need to talk to the leading middle market investment banking firm, Generational Group. 

As our business partner Jack Nicklaus has said: “Preparation is the key to success”.

We agree. Our goal in 2022 is to help you prepare for a successful exit/transition journey. No investment bank has successfully prepared more middle market businesses for a successful transition than Generational. We stand ready to help you.

Call us at 972-232-1121 to find out how.

Carl Doerksen is the Director of Corporate Development at Generational Equity.

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