Welcome to our Corporate Finance division’s regular deal round-up.

Market overview

It’s been an intense year for dealmaking, with the UK recording the second highest ever volume of transactions in a quarter. I imagine annual deal volumes will also be at record levels when they are published. Whilst it’s understandable that sellers want to de-risk, given the current environment and to beat potential CGT rate increases, it is interesting that there is no shortage of acquirers. Demand is outstripping supply, which in some circumstances is leading to an increase in deal values. We have achieved some fantastic results for our clients in the last quarter. We expect high activity levels to continue into 2022, as liquidity should remain strong whilst the risk of a CGT rate rise is likely to continue to drive more owners to exit.

Darren Hodson, Corporate Finance Partner

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