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Download the latest M&A review for Q1 2024

As a key partner to the M&A and equity capital markets, Experian publishes regular reports on M&A activity in the UK. This is compiled using data from Experian MarketIQ, which reveals new layers of market insight by combining our global M&A database with comprehensive Companies House data and our market leading business, financial and risk databases. The reports cover UK M&A activity with commentary on trends and values in the market plus regional advisor league tables.

Experian MarketIQ is the essential market intelligence platform for any organisation or professional involved in mergers and acquisitions (M&A) or requiring direct access to comprehensive and high-quality business and financial data.

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Despite suppressed volume, M&A value surged in the first quarter of the year, boosted by a thriving mega-deals segment, and building on the momentum of the second half of 2023. Corporate acquirors seem keen to push ahead with strategic high value dealmaking amid an improving macroeconomic environment and a degree of clarity in the financing markets.

We’ve also seen robust competition for high quality assets with takeover battles for UK Plcs increasingly common.

Private equity has largely held its fire at the top end of the market so far this year. However, with the strong driver to deploy abundant capital reserves, along with an expected increase in sponsor-backed assets coming to market, we’d expect this to change as we move further into the second quarter, both on the buy and sell-side.

Mergers and Acquisitions review – Q1 2024

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