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Market Standards: All Quiet on the M&A Front in H1 2023

August 29, 2023 (2 min read)

Noticed a slowdown in M&A activity this year? You are not alone! According to Market Standards, public M&A filings in the first half of 2023 for transactions valued at $10M or more are down a whopping 47% for the same time period in 2022. This begs the question: Who has been buying and selling?

According to Market Standards, of the 135 transactions* announced in public M&A filings in the first half of 2023 valued at $10M or more, public companies made up the vast majority of buyers (72.6%), whereas private buyers, more heavily affected by the disappearance of easy credit, were rare (14.8%). Rarer still were private equity buyers, who accounted for a mere 12.6% of all buyers in public M&A filings in H1 2023.

* Excluding insider/affiliate transactions.

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