According to recent analysis, UK merger and acquisition (M&A) activity bounced back strongly in July and August, with a 54 per cent increase in the number of deals (51 deals) being completed with a disclosed value of more than £25 million. That's compared to the same period in 2015 (35 deals).
What is interesting, is that the sectors thought most likely to be affected by Brexit, namely financial services, industrial products and retail, consumer and leisure, all recorded particularly strong M&A activity.
Whilst the report shows that the full M&A picture for the third quarter of 2016 won’t be clear until after the end of this month, the indications are that the appetite to complete deals has continued into September.
At Beavis Morgan, we have acted on significant number of M&A deals for SME and owner-managed businesses. We too are entrepreneurs and have done deals as principals and as advisers to clients. We know our way around from both sides – our strong corporate finance and advisory offering, as well as our understanding of priorities for all stakeholders in the often challenging sale process, positions us well to assist in both the buying and selling of businesses.