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Private Company Price Index (PCPI)

21 August 2020

PCPI Q2 2020: No Surprises: Transaction volumes slump in Q2

As predicted last quarter, lockdown of the markets had a significant impact on M&A deal volumes.  Overall, deal volumes slumped by 57% with just 250 deals recorded in the quarter, down from 582 in Q1. Trade deal volumes fell by 58% to 214 deals.  36 PE deals were recorded, a drop of 53%.  While deal volumes saw a significant reduction, businesses that were still transacting saw values holding firm on the whole. 

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PCPI blog: A rise of prominence in the face of adversity – what has changed for IT managed services (ITMS) and unified communications (UC)?

The Covid-19 pandemic and ‘social distancing’ measures have forced entire workforces to work remotely. All digital communications and particularly video conferencing have become key to business continuity. IT service providers have had to step up to deliver these services in the most secure and scalable way possible.

Find out what the M&A outlook for MS/UC businesses look like and what to start thinking about now to capitalise on future opportunities.

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About PCPI

Each quarter we collect data surrounding Enterprise Value (EV) to Earnings Before Interest Tax Depreciation and Amortisation (EBITDA) multiples. The Index tracks the EV to EBITDA multiples paid by trade and private equity buyers when purchasing UK private companies.

We examine this market data and compare it with historic data to identify key trends. We draw on our long experience of running the PCPI and our sector-specific expertise to predict future market trends.

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