Global Merger and Acquisition (M&A) Deals by Top Themes Across Sectors, Q1 2021 – Thematic Research

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.

Scope

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.

Key Highlights

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.

Companies mentioned

Canadian Pacific Railway

Rogers Communications

OptumInsight

ICON

ironSource

Apollo Global Management

National Grid

Hitachi

American Tower

Hapvida Health System

Teledyne

TPG Capital

M&T Bank

Jazz Pharmaceuticals

Synnex

Energy Transfer

Peraton

II-VI

Davidson Kempner

Okta

Kansas City Southern

Shaw Communications

Change Healthcare

PRA Health Sciences

Thoma Bravo Advantage

Athene

Western Power Distribution

GlobalLogic

Telefonica

Notre Dame Intermedica

FLIR Systems

AT&T

People's United Financial

GW Pharmaceuticals

Tech Data

Enable Midstream

Perspecta

Coherent

Bradford & Bingley

Auth0

Amazon

Primark

Zalando

Chanel

Citibank

BBVA

HSBC

Bank of America

DBS

USAA

Revolut

Ant Financial

Alibaba

Visa

Mastercard

Mercado Libre

Shopify

Klarna

Square

Walmart Health

Kaiser Permanente

Anthem

Fresenius

Walgreens

Google

Facebook

Smith & Nephew

Cisco

Siemens Healthineers

HCA

Allscripts

DaVita

Synapse Group

IBM Watson Health

Best Buy

3M

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

Apparel

Automotive

Banking & Payments

Construction

Consumer

Foodservice

Healthcare

Insurance

Medical

Oil & Gas

Packaging

Pharma

Power

Retail

Technology, Media & Telecoms

Travel & Tourism

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