15 Mar M&A Update – February 2021
2020 was a year with plenty of challenges and disruption; it was also a year that fostered creativity and resiliency. While we currently sit in a race between effective vaccine rollouts and another wave of the virus, the country is continuing to digest the lasting impact of the last 12months. The M&A environment has shown resilience and a strong bounce-back in both deal volume and deal size in the second half of 2020 which are all indicators to suggest this activity will continue through 2021.
The pandemic’s effect on the M&A market was severe and immediate with both deal volume and deal size dropping immediately. While year-over-year deal volume was down each quarter, total transactions made a meaningful bounce-back in Q4 and, given the median deal size was meaningfully higher in Q4, the data suggests transactions for quality opportunities were delayed instead of completely shelved during the year.
Read our full report here: MA Update_Feb 2021