IMAP M&A Global Fall Conference in Stockholm


Full representation from all 44 territories across IMAP - International Mergers and Acquisitions Partnership met in Sweden, hosted by IMAP Sverige, for the biannual conference and commemoration of IMAPs 50th year in business.

Key insights from our global M&A teams of interest to Irish clients include:

  1. Deals are taking longer - some colleagues noted time from letter of intent (LOI) to signing is nearly 100% up

  2. High quality companies are still attracting a lot of interest - sector leaders are commanding a premium as buyers chase quality over quantity

  3. International reach is important - great example of our German, Swedish and Japanese colleagues working together on the same transaction spanning the 3 regions

  4. AI is coming fast, but high quality and insightful deal and market analysis still needs experienced humans - for now.

There were innovative and energising presentations from IMAP UK, IMAP China, Dealhaus IMAP in Denmark, and Falls River Group in the US.

Dealmaking conditions are challenging, but by no means prohibitive and there is plenty of activity in the mid-market. IMAP dealmakers closed out another solid performance in Q3 with 158 M&A transactions around the world valued at over $7 billion during the Q1-Q3 period.

Further Q3 results highlights include:

  • 47 deals were closed in Q3 alone, down compared to the same period in 2022 but up slightly from the previous quarter

  • Technology, Business Services, Industrials and Healthcare were the most active sectors for IMAP during the Q1-Q3 period, accounting for 50% of total deal volume

  • Approximately 29% of the transactions were cross-border - consistent with previous quarters and reflects IMAP’s global nature.

Contact Us

Please reach out to us for further information on how we can help your business with global M&A opportunities, on +353 1 638 3838, or contact Richard Tunney, at Key Capital Corporate Finance directly.

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