Pitchbook Q3 Global M&A Report

Published 8 November 2021


Pitchbook Q3 Global M&A report

Pitchbook has released its report on the Global M&A market in Q3 2021. In line with the VC and the PE market, the market for M&A has been recovering well from a slower year in 2020 and is seeing a lot of activity. Generally brought along by unprecedented levels of government support, the recovery from the uncertainty caused by the pandemic has been fast compared for example to the financial crisis in 2009.

While large strategic buyers still account for the majority of the M&A activity, the first three quarters of 2021 has seen M&A market participation from PE firms, accounting for 40% of all M&A activity on both deal count and deal value. The increased M&A activity from PE firms currently looks like it will remain as the PE firms worldwide are sitting on $1.5 trillion unused commitments.

Read the Q3 Global M&A report in full length here.