Catch up on the webinar: EMEA modern-day deal process
This webinar takes a deep dive into the deal process, outlining best practices through real life case studies and discusses what has changed in reaction to COVID-19 in the EMEA region.
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M&A in EMEA has had continued strong momentum into 2021. The region was targeted for US$694 billion worth of activity in 1H21, which was nearly double the deal value of 1H20 (US$362 billion) and a 11% increase from 2H20 (US$626 billion), with the technology sector leading the way, accounting for 27% of the deal activity recorded. Given the strong deal momentum and optimism in the market, corporates and dealmakers will be on the lookout for opportunities and will need to stay prepared for every step of the M&A lifecycle.
Ansarada's Chief Revenue Officer Stuart Clout was joined by a panel of M&A experts, including Nick Crosbie - Partner, CMS, Pablo von Siebenthal - Global Head of Mergers & Acquisitions, Kuehne+Nagel, and Carsten-Lennart Woehrn - Head of Financial Sponsors M&A EMEA, J.P. Morgan. The event was hosted by Auri Aittokallio - Nordics Reporter, Mergermarket.
"Ansarada is best known by this audience as a major Virtual Data Room provider, so it may surprise you to hear me say that the Virtual Data Room isn’t enough anymore. That’s one of the things that has changed. We’re working via pixels more than we ever have. Teams are still working together, collaborating, getting stuff done, they are just increasingly do it via pixels. All of our customers - corporate development teams and advisory clients - are telling us we need more from the technology. We need more from the Data Room," said Stuart.
"With the volume of deals that we’re seeing, people want to qualify in or qualify out opportunities even more quickly and that’s where the technology can really help."