Global deal activity rebounded by 5.4% in September 2021, finds GlobalData

A total of 5,088 deals (comprising mergers & acquisitions [M&A], private equity, and venture financing deals) were announced globally during September 2021, which is a growth of 5.4% over 4,826 deals announced during the previous month, according to GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company.

An analysis of GlobalData’s Financial Deals Database revealed that deal volume during September remained higher when compared with July and August’s deal volume. It was also above Q2’s monthly average levels.

Aurojyoti Bose, Lead Analyst at GlobalData, comments: “After witnessing decline for two consecutive months, deal activity rebounded in September mainly driven by markets in Europe and Asia-Pacific (APAC). However, cautiousness still prevails with top markets such as the US witnessing a decline in deal activity.”

North America continued to account for the highest share of deal activity, however, deal volume for the region decreased by 2.3% in September compared to the previous month. North America is followed by APAC, Europe, the Middle East and Africa and South and Central America. While deal activity improved in APAC and Europe, the Middle East and Africa and South and Central America witnessed decline in deal volume in September compared to the previous month.

Deal activity grew in some of the key markets such as the UK (by 7.1%), India (21.3%), Germany (12.9%), Japan (12.1%) and Australia (20.2%). However, deal activity declined in markets such as the US, China, Canada and South Korea.

Bose continues: “All the deal types (under coverage) have witnessed growth in deal volume in September compared to the previous month. The number of private equity, venture financing and M&A deals increased by 26.8%, 1.8% and 5.5%, in September compared to the previous month, respectively.”

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