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The global shift towards improving our health and wellbeing dominates product development across every food and beverage category.
As cloud increasingly dominates all elements of the technology market, we look at the key trends driving growth and M&A in the sector.
As consumers increasingly embrace more personalised and interactive experiences there is strong opportunity for consolidation.
Positive demographics and a highly fragmented market means the UK nursery sector remains attractive to both corporate nursery chains and financial investors.
The M&A market in healthcare across Europe remains extremely vibrant, with the potential to create pan-European offerings in specific sub-sectors.
As consumers continue to enhance the treatment of their pets we expect the sector to remain a hotbed of M&A activity.
We have had another busy quarter at Clearwater International completing 29 deals with an average deal size of €114m, with business services, TMT and healthcare being our most active sectors.
The analysis identifies where EV/EBITDA multiples are highest across regions and sectors, and the direction of those multiples over time.
In Q3 2018, M&A activity decreased compared to Q2 2018. The number of completed deals declined by approx. 30% and the aggregated deal value of completed transactions reduced to c. €2bn.
Improving economic conditions, relatively cheap financing for deals and increasing competition for acquisitions are leading to high valuations in the sector.
The established automotive aftermarket sector continues to grow despite new challenges. The technology led approach offers fresh opportunity in a thriving M&A market.
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