Global Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) Deals in 2021 - Top Themes by Sector - Thematic Research

Global Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) Deals in 2021 - Top Themes by Sector - Thematic Research

  • January 2022 •
  • 278 pages •
  • Report ID: 6178047 •
  • Format: PDF
Global Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) Deals in 2021 - Top Themes by Sector - Thematic Research

Summary
If you want to understand the themes that drive an industry, simply look at the list of recent mergers and acquisitions (M&As). This report analyzes the disruptive themes that have driven M&A activity in 2021 across 18 sectors including aerospace, defense, & security, apparel, automotive, banking & payments, construction, consumer, foodservice, healthcare, insurance, medical devices, mining, oil & gas, packaging, pharma, power, retail, technology, media & telecoms, travel & tourism.

Global M&A deals activity in terms of both value and volume saw healthy growth in 2021, with total deals value of $3.8 trillion-an increase of 37.5% compared to the previous year. In 2021 deals volume grew by 17.5%, compared to 2020. The global M&A market recorded growth of 62% in billion-dollar-plus M&A deals in 2021 with 825 such deals, compared to 508 deals of the same size in the previous year. TMT continued to be the biggest sector in terms of both M&A deals value and volume, with 12,585 deals worth $1,269.6 billion recorded in 2021. Automotive and healthcare witnessed the highest growth in deals value in 2021 at 108% and 94%, respectively, compared to the previous year. All regions except China reported an increase in both deals value and volume in 2021, compared to the previous year.

Scope
- This report provides an overview of merger and acquisition activity globally in 2021 across 18 sectors including aerospace, defense, & security, apparel, automotive, banking & payments, construction, consumer, foodservice, healthcare, insurance, medical devices, mining, oil & gas, packaging, pharma, power, retail, technology, media & telecoms, travel & tourism.
- It identifies the themes driving most notable deals announced in 2021 across all 18 sectors.
- It also assesses the impact of COVID-19 on the M&A market.

Reasons to Buy
- Companies that invest in the right themes become success stories; those that miss the big themes end up as failures. If you want to understand the themes that drive an industry, simply look at the list of recent mergers and acquisitions (M&As).
- This report lists the most notable deals across 18 sectors to make it easy for our clients to get a view of themes disrupting these sectors and prepare for the future.
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