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We’re pleased to share the inaugural edition of our bi-annual Mid-Market M&A Barometer reflecting on the movement of deals annually and by quarter. In our Barometer we share insights and projections for the market utilizing data from S&P Global Intelligence and insights from our M&A and Corporate Finance team, coupled with case studies of movements we are seeing in the market. 

Our inaugural Mid-Market M&A Barometer finds that: 

  • U.S. Mid-Market M&A made a recovery in the second half of 2020, with positive outlook in 2021.
  • Mid-Market M&A participants used the first part of 2020 to evaluate strategic approaches and reposition themselves given the uncertainty in the business and financial markets, but showed a willingness to engage in the second half of the year.
  • Private Equity continues to play a dominant role in Mid-Market M&A deal activity.
  • We expect that increasing confidence and stability in the markets will result in increased Mid-Market M&A activity in 2021. 

For the purposes of this report, Mid-Market M&A refers to transactions involving the acquisition of 100 percent of a U.S. company or business for a purchase price of $200 million up to $1 billion that were announced during the relevant period, even if those transactions were not completed. 

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This document provides a general summary and is for information/educational purposes only. It is not intended to be comprehensive, nor does it constitute legal advice. Specific legal advice should always be sought before taking or refraining from taking any action.