Corporate Finance Deal Review 2023

A Reflection of 2023

2023 was a challenging year for businesses across all sectors. This was mainly due to inflation soaring and interest rates rising which had a significant impact on the merger and acquisition market.

However, towards the end of the year interest rates started to fall and the overall outlook towards 2024 looks more positive.

 

Deal Review

Despite the challenges facing businesses in 2023, our Corporate Finance team had a strong year completing 16 deals with a total value of £67,214,748. This enabled us to grow our team to increase our service capacity as we look forward to 2024.

Pete Wilmer

Senior Partner & Head of Corporate Finance, Sheffield

pjw@hawsons.co.uk
0114 266 7141

2023 in a Snapshot

Number of deals advised on

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Disposals

Acquisitions

Employee Ownership Trusts

Share Buy-back

Our Top 3 Sectors

In 2023, we saw strong activity in the manufacturing and the healthcare & pharmaceutical sectors.

We also closed deals for businesses operating in the financial services sector as well as technology and agriculture.

  • Manufacturing 37.5% 37.5%
  • Healthcare & Pharmaceuticals 37.5% 37.5%
  • Financial Services 12.5% 12.5%

Total value of deals

Outlook for 2024

2024 looks to be a strong year for merger and acquisition activity as more confidence returns to the market following the calming of inflation and interest rates.

Our outlook would suggest another strong year for merger and acquisitions in the manufacturing sector as well as an increased number of sales to Employee Ownership Trust’s.

Our Corporate Finance Team

Pete Wilmer

Senior Partner & Head of Corporate Finance, Sheffield

pjw@hawsons.co.uk
0114 266 7141
Jack Ware, Corporate Finance Director

Jack Ware

Corporate Finance Director, Sheffield

jcw@hawsons.co.uk
Jack Parker, Corporate Finance Manager
Jack Parker

Corporate Finance Manager

jp@hawsons.co.uk