Shaw & Co launches its latest ‘Shaw Report’ which takes an interim view of M&A activity in the Banking, Financial and Insurance Services (BFIS) industry.
Shaw & Co, the specialist corporate finance advisory firm, has launched an interim analysis of the Banking, Financial and Insurance Services (BFIS) industry.
The report, which features a summary of M&A deals that have been completed since the launch of Shaw & Co’s annual BFIS report last December, provides SMEs with valuable insight regarding their latest acquisition prospects.
Compared to other industries, there has been a higher level of deal activity within the BFIS industry, with 182 deals being completed within this review period. This suggests that businesses have recovered since the pandemic and are now exploring inorganic growth opportunities.
A number of headwinds – rising inflation and the worsening geopolitical situation – mean that the level of M&A activity seen during the last year may not continue however. Confidence is key to dealmaking, and uncertain economic conditions can cause buyers to ‘pull the plug’.
The report’s key findings include:
• 182 M&A Deals: There was an increase in deal activity compared to the previous period and the number of deals is also higher than the other industries we are tracking.
• 87% of Buyers From UK: The majority of buyers are UK based, or have a UK presence. The US was the next most popular source of buyers with 6% of deals.
• 56% of Deals in the South East: The South East proved popular for deal activity as well as the Midlands.
• 70% of Deals in Financial Services: 70%of all the deals completed during this period were within the Financial Services sub-sector.
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