Where M&A Opportunities Lie in the Nordics20 September 2021
TMT, Energy and Renewables are sectors to watch in the next quarter.
As vaccinations against COVID-19 proceed and travel restrictions ease, there’s increasing confidence across the Nordics that’s influencing a strong mergers and acquisitions (M&A) pipeline on both the sell- and buy-side.
Confidence among dealmakers — along with a desire to either rationalize existing portfolios or add bolt-ons — is driving new deal activity in the region.
Valuations have increased in the Nordics, with a view by some that qualified assets may be too overvalued. This has led to some deals falling through as valuations haven’t met buyers’ expectations.
Sectors to watch
Some of the best opportunities by sector here are TMT and Energy, both of which continue to dominate. Renewables have also been proven to be an important area of investment.
Initial public offerings (IPO) activity has remained consistent although, as expected, slower over the summer holidays.
Thanks to busy pipelines, the client mood in the Nordics is optimistic. A caveat: Potential challenges could arise with a wave of the coronavirus’ Delta variant having an impact on confidence. Nonetheless, the predominant sentiment in the region is that dealmakers know what to do and how to operate in the current dealmaking environment.
Read more about IPOs and other M&A market trends around the region and globally in the newly published SS&C Intralinks Deal Flow Predictor for Q4 2021. The report is independently verified as a highly accurate six-month forecast of M&A activity by tracking early-stage transactions globally that are in preparation or have begun due diligence. Download it here.
As sales manager for the Nordic market, Mark is focused on empowering professionals to leverage technology with complete control and confidence. He's been with Intralinks for seven years and has 24 years of experience working in financial print, virtual data rooms and other enterprise software companies.
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