Global Merger and Acquisition (M&A) Deals by Top Themes Across Sectors, Q1 2021 – Thematic Research
- Pages: 197
- Published: May 2021
- Report Code: GDMA-TR-M001
If you want to understand the themes that drive an industry, simply look at the list of recent mergers and acquisitions (M&A). This report analyzes the disruptive themes that have driven M&A activity in Q1 2021 across 17 sectors including aerospace, defense, & security, apparel, automotive, banking & payments, construction, consumer, foodservice, healthcare, insurance, medical devices, oil & gas, packaging, pharma, power, retail, technology, media & telecoms, travel & tourism.
This report provides an overview of merger and acquisition activity globally in Q1 2021 across 17 sectors including aerospace, defense, & security, apparel, automotive, banking & payments, construction, consumer, foodservice, healthcare, insurance, medical devices, oil & gas, packaging, pharma, power, retail, technology, media & telecoms, travel & tourism.
It identifies the themes driving most notable deals announced in Q1 2021 across all 17 sectors and provides the predictions around these themes.
It also assesses the impact of COVID-19 on the M&A market.
Despite the global pandemic, global M&A deals reached a total value of $2,838bn in 2020, just down by 6% as compared to 2019. The total number of deals in 2020 reached 32,285, with most activity in the second half of the year.
The M&A market recovered strongly in Q3 and Q4 2020. Q4 2020 saw the highest activity for the past five years, with 9,371 deals and total deal value of $1,056bn.
Q1 2021 saw 8,823 M&A deals with a combined transaction value of $878bn, which is 48% up on Q1 2020 by deal value.
Reasons to buy
Companies who invest in the right themes become success stories; those who miss the big themes end up as failures. If you want to understand the themes that drive an industry, simply look at the list of recent mergers and acquisitions (M&A).
In this report we have listed down the most notable deals across 17 sectors to make it easy for our clients to get a view of themes disrupting these sectors and prepare for the future.
Canadian Pacific Railway
Apollo Global Management
Hapvida Health System
Kansas City Southern
PRA Health Sciences
Thoma Bravo Advantage
Western Power Distribution
Notre Dame Intermedica
People's United Financial
Bradford & Bingley
Bank of America
Smith & Nephew
IBM Watson Health
Table of Contents
Review of global M&A market – Q1 2021
Themes driving global M&A market – Q1 2021
Thematic M&A drivers by sector
Aerospace, Defense & Security
Banking & Payments
Oil & Gas
Technology, Media & Telecoms
Travel & Tourism