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Significant upturn in UK’s M&A market in first half of 2021

Experian’s 2021 H1 report shows positive growth across every area of the country with some regions seeing deal volumes rise by as much as 53% year-on-year.

The total number of deals involving a UK company recorded in the report across the UK was 3,385 which is up 16% on deals announced during the same period in 2020 with a particular focus on the mid-market and larger value segments.

In terms of sectors, the tech and infocomms sector was by some way the most active sector, but there was robust year-on-year growth across the majority of sectors with only real estate showing a decrease in volume when compared with the same period in 2020.

All in all, this shows that UK M&A activity continues to be strong which is hopefully a trend that will continue through the second half of 2021.

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