IMAP Closes 47 M&A Transactions in Q1 2024

A strong start to the year with IMAP dealmakers closing 47 M&A transactions worth over $3 billion.  

Key highlights from the IMAP Q1 Deal Summary:

  • Company earnings and profits are recovering compared to this this time last year.

  • Financial buyers are cautiously returning to the market, albeit we would expect the level of PE involvement to grow as the year progresses. 

  • The global economic and geopolitical landscape will remain dynamic, but IMAP partners are reporting strong and growing pipelines.

  • The sense of optimism in the market could grow further with potential rate cuts later this year and with many PE funds are under increasing pressure to put their capital to work.

“It’s great to see a strong start to the year with IMAP dealmakers closing 47 M&A transactions worth over $3 billion. The most active sectors in Q1 were Technology and Consumer which is positive given the challenges the wider consumer sector has faced over the last 12 months. The positive deal flow throughout IMAP firms is reflected in Ireland with strong interest from both buyers and sellers in exploring opportunities. As we noted earlier in the year, Q1 was also likely to be a period of stabilisation and tentative progression, however, we expect to see deal flow grow steadily through Q2 and into H2 2024.”
Richard Tunney, Managing Director at Key Capital

Read more in the IMAP Deal Summary and Partner Global M&A Perspectives & Forecasts below.

Key Capital is the exclusive Irish member firm of IMAP, an International Mergers and Acquisitions Partnership of more than 450 M&A professionals in 50 countries. IMAP has closed over 2,200 transactions valued at $130bn in the last 10 years and is consistently ranked in the world’s Top 10 M&A advisors (Refinitiv) for mid-market transactions.

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