Global Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) Deals in Q2 2021 – Top Themes by Sector – 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 Q2 2021 across 18 sectors including aerospace, defense, & security, apparel, automotive, banking & payments, construction, consumer, foodservice, healthcare, insurance, medical devices, mining, oil & gas, packaging, pharma, power, retail, technology, media & telecoms, travel & tourism.

Scope

This report provides an overview of merger and acquisition activity globally in Q2 2021 across 18 sectors including aerospace, defense, & security, apparel, automotive, banking & payments, construction, consumer, foodservice, healthcare, insurance, medical devices, mining, oil & gas, packaging, pharma, power, retail, technology, media & telecoms, travel & tourism.

It identifies the themes driving most notable deals announced in Q2 2021 across all 18 sectors.

It also assesses the impact of COVID-19 on the M&A market.

Key Highlights

Global M&A deal value reached $1tn in Q2 2021. We saw 8,712 M&A deals with a combined transaction value of $1,002bn, during Q2 2021. The global M&A market saw 192 billion-dollar M&A deals in Q2 2021, as compared to 200 billion-dollar deals in the previous quarter. The medical devices and foodservice sectors registered the highest growth in Q2 2021, in terms of deal value. While the healthcare and insurance sectors recorded the highest jump in deal volume when compared with Q2 2020. The top 20 global M&A deals in Q2 2021 were driven by big data, cloud, and digital media.

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 18 sectors to make it easy for our clients to get a view of themes disrupting these sectors and prepare for the future.

Companies mentioned

Discovery

Microsoft

Thoma Bravo

The Blackstone Group

Amazon.com

Panasonic

KKR & Co

Clayton, Dubilier & Rice

Clarivate

Apollo Global

CA Healthcare

Platinum Equity

Altimeter Capital

Pershing Square Tontine

TPG Capital; Francisco Partners

Khosla Ventures Acquisition

SoftBank Group

Skyworks Solutions

Gray Television

Bill.com

Warner Media

Nuance Communications

Proofpoint

QTS Realty Trust

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer

Blue Yonder

Cegid Group

Cloudera

ProQuest

Verizon Media

LumiraDx

McGraw Hill Companies

Grab Holdings

Universal Music Group

Boomi

Valo Health

AutoStore

Silicon Labs

Local Media Group

DivvyPay (Divvy)

Lakestar SPAC I

VTB Bank

Attestor Capital

The Star Entertainment Group

MHL Hotel Collection

Host Hotels & Resorts

SeaLink Travel Group

SAN Manuel Band Of Mission Indians

MarineMax

Sonder

Pioneer Hotel Properties

Sunstone Hotel Investors

Reliance Industries

Legal & General Investment Management

Iris Capital (Australia)

Canadian National Railway

FAM

Lopesan Touristik

Grab Holdings

HomeToGo

Carsharing Russia

Condor Flugdienst

Crown Resorts

Moxy Dublin City Hotel

Four Seasons Orlando at Disney World

S.V.Haoust (Go West Tours)

Palms Casinos Resort

KCS International

Gores Metropoulos II

Hospitality Invest and Hi Capital

Montage Healdsburg Resort

Stoke Park

Clerkenwell Yotel

Alice Springs Hotel Casino

Kansas City Southern

The Grand Group

LS Invest AG (formerly IFA Hotel & Touristik)

Altimeter Capital

Argo Infrastructure

Tourmaline Oil

Colgate Energy Partners III

Civitas Resources

Southwestern Energy

Pembina Pipeline

Kinder Morgan

Cimarex Energy

Malampaya Energy

Percussion Petroleum Operating II

Bonanza Creek Energy

Alfa Laval

Laredo Petroleum

Sixth Street Partners

EQT

HollyFrontier

Oasis Petroleum

Summit Utilities

Pioneer Natural Resources

Macquarie Infrastructure

Black Swan Energy

Occidental

Crestone Peak Resources

Indigo Natural Resources

Inter Pipeline

Stagecoach Gas Services

Cabot Oil & Gas

Shell Philippines Exploration

Extraction Oil & Gas

StormGeo

Alta Marcellus Development and ARD Operating

DoublePoint Energy

Yamaha Motor

Dorman Products

Unifrax

Humax Mobility; Stick Investment

Hubei Henglong Automotive System Group

Clarus

XPEL

Yunhong International

Zhejiang Jirun Automobile

Blink Charging

Hennessy Capital Investment

Borg Automotive

ZEEKR Intelligent Technology

Dongfeng Industrial

Woven Planet

Holley Performance Products

Altimeter Capital

Apollo Funds

Platinum Equity

Drivezy

Dayton Parts

Lydall

Daeyoung Chaevi

Sentient

Rhino Rack Australia

PermaPlate Film

Giga Energy

Changxing Geely Automobile Components

Blue Corner

Plus (PlusAI)

SBS Automotive

Shanghai Maple Guorun Automobile

Dongfeng Wuhan Industrial

Lyft

Signet EV

Table of Contents

Review of global M&A market – Q2 2021

Themes driving global M&A market – Q2 2021

Thematic M&A drivers by sector

Aerospace, Defense & Security

Apparel

Automotive

Banking & Payments

Construction

Consumer

Foodservice

Healthcare

Insurance

Medical Devices

Mining

Oil & Gas

Packaging

Pharma

Power

Retail

Technology, Media & Telecoms

Travel & Tourism

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