Research

Mergers Alliance is a group of award winning corporate finance specialists who provide high quality advice to organisations who require international reach for their M&A strategies.

Our ability to draw on the knowledge and sector expertise of our transaction professionals from across our worldwide partnership enables us to produce a range of indepth global and regional sector reports. Here is our most recent research output.

For more information on our research output, please contact Stas Michael on
+44 (0) 20 7881 2990 or stasmichael@mergers-alliance.com


Franchise Report M&A Insights

The franchise sector grew faster than overall GDP in 2016 and is continuing a similar trend in 2017. McDonald's holds the top spot year-over-year as the largest public franchise company with a market cap of $96 billion.
Headwaters franchise report.pdf
Adobe Acrobat file - 6.8 mb


Beauty - Sector and M&A Report

The global beauty market grew by 5% in 2016, well ahead of global GDP of 3.1%. Make-up is the standout segment, posting a CAGR4YR of 8.4%. The market is dominated by a small number of large players: the collective revenues of the ‘Global 30’ represent some 63% of the worldwide market. The M&A market is hot – we are on track for a record number of deals in 2017. Europe has the largest share of transactions worldwide, while France is the leading country. The full report is available on request. Please contact Stas Michael
Capitalmind-2017-Beauty-Sector- Executive summary.pdf
Adobe Acrobat file - 4 mb


Financing the future

Following the financial crisis local bank credit has become harder to tap for mid-market companies, even for those performing strongly. Fortunately some international banks have remained active, while alternative capital providers have been filling the gap, providing a vast array of attractive and customizable solutions.
Capitalmind-Financing-the-Future.pdf
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Bakery & Pastry Report

Evolving consumer lifestyles driving M&A activity Global consumer trends for health, convenience and indulgence are driving growth in the mature bakery industry. Competition is high for those bakery manufacturers and retailers that can meet consumer preferences, with the major bakery manufacturers that need to access faster-growing niches paying attractive valuations for high quality assets.
mergers-alliance-bakery-pastry.pdf
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Sensors Sector Report

Sensors empower the new-age industrial revolution. Sensor-enabled technologies are pervading practically all areas of life as the development of sophisticated and smaller sensing solutions has seen adoption levels grow across a number of markets, including automotive and transportation, industrial, medical and consumer electronics.
mergers-sensors.pdf
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Renewable Energy Investment Update

Global investment in Renewable Energy (RE) approached record levels in 2014, reflecting growing investor confidence and a greater recognition of the attractive opportunities that exist. The prominence of Solar Photovoltaic (PV) and Wind, along with the notable and growing shift towards developing markets, will be important contributors to investment and mergers and acquisitions (M&A) activity over the next few years.
mergers-alliance-renewable-energy.pdf
Adobe Acrobat file - 4.3 mb


Web Hosting Sector Report

The hosting industry has experienced strong growth in recent years and is currently valued at more than USD50 billion. Robust growth looks set to continue across all major hosting subsectors over the next few years. Further consolidation is anticipated during this time as larger market participants continue to pursue acquisition opportunities.
mergers-alliance-web-hosting.pdf
Adobe Acrobat file - 4.3 mb


FinTech Sector Report

The financial technology (FinTech) sector is currently seeing a boom in investment and strong mergers and acquisition (M&A) activity as new technology and changing customer behaviors transform financial services.
mergers-alliance-fintech-report.pdf
Adobe Acrobat file - 2.9 mb


Automotive-Interiors Report

The recovery in demand for light vehicles is supporting growth in the automotive interior components market, which is forecast to reach over €120 billion by 2020. Interiors suppliers are using M&A to meet the demands created by changes in original equipment manufacturers’ (OEM) supply chain strategies, expand geographically and access high growth opportunities. This is supporting a notable recovery in acquisition activity.
mergers_automotive.pdf
Adobe Acrobat file - 3.5 mb


Business Process Outsourcing Report

Attractive near-shore M&A opportunities in added-value BPO categories. The global business process outsourcing (BPO) industry is changing, from offshore to nearshore and further diversification to value added services. In order to meet the needs of more demanding clients, BPO providers need to have scale, broad industry expertise and the latest technology.
bpo-sector-report---ma-final.pdf
Adobe Acrobat file - 2.5 mb


Global Sportswear Sector Report

The global sportswear sector, which captures performance, outdoor and sports-inspired clothing and footwear, continues to experiment substantial growth driven by favorable trends. A highly fragmented market supports broader consolidation, where niche players and iconic brands represent prime acquisition targets for both financial sponsors and strategic acquirers alike.
mergers-sportswear-sector.pdf
Adobe Acrobat file - 2.5 mb


Country Report - Spain

Our Autumn country Report was released for the Mergers Alliance bi-annual conference hosted by our Spanish partner in Madrid. The economic indicators suggest that Spain is exiting a period of deep recession. Low company valuations, technological expertise and a competitive business environment will trigger a rise in M&A volumes.
mergers-spain-report.pdf
Adobe Acrobat file - 1.4 mb


Food Ingredients Report

The Autumn 2013 Food Ingredients Report outlines how the health and wellbeing trend and consumer demands for convenience foods are supporting increasing levels of mergers and acquisitions in this sector, with significant growth potential.
mergers-food-ingredients.pdf
Adobe Acrobat file - 1.5 mb


Country Report - Brazil

Our Spring 2012 Brazil report outlines how foreign companies are attracted by the high growth opportunities available across Brazil's economy. FDI is expected to reach a record US$70 billion in 2013.
mergers-brazil-2013.pdf
Adobe Acrobat file - 0.7 mb


Brazil Oil & Gas M&A Report

In Spring 2013 Brazil Oil&Gas sector report was released in conjunction with the Brazil Country Report for the Mergers Alliance bi-annual conference hosted by our Brazilian partner in Rio de Janeiro. The report outlines how recent major oil & gas discoveries in offshore deepwater ‘pre-salt’ fields will move the country into the top five producers globally by 2020.
mergers-oil-and-gas.pdf
Adobe Acrobat file - 0.6 mb


Global Facilities Management M&A Report

In September 2012 Mergers Alliance released the Global Facilities Management report, outlining that as organic growth becomes harder to achieve and multinational customers seek integrated cross-border FM services, Boards are re-directing their strategies towards emerging markets.
facilities-management-mergers.pdf
Adobe Acrobat file - 1.2 mb


Global Mining M&A Report

Our Autumn 2012 Global Mining Sector report was released in conjunction with our Russia Report during one of our bi-annual conferences, hosted by our Russian partner in Moscow. The report highlights the slow down in the growth of the sector but outlines that an undevalued mining sector will create a raft of M&A opportunities.
mining-mergers.pdf
Adobe Acrobat file - 0.9 mb


Country Report - Russia

Our Autumn 2012 Russia report outlines the strategic importance of the Russian market to foreign companies and highlights the potential for rising levels of M&A.
final-mergers-russia.pdf
Adobe Acrobat file - 2.6 mb


Global Food and Drink M&A Report

In this report our partners look at the global M&A market within the global food and drink sector on a country by country basis.
global-food-and-drink-m-a-report.pdf
Adobe Acrobat file - 3.6 mb


Global testing, Inspection and Certification update

Our Summer 2012 Testing, Inspection & Certification (TIC) sector update outlines key issues and pressures within the supply chain and identifies the drivers behind M&A activity in the sector moving forward.
tic-mergers.pdf
Adobe Acrobat file - 1.2 mb


European Plastic Packaging M&A update

Our Spring 2012 sector update outlines the key issues and pressures within the €38 billion European plastic packaging industry and identifies the drivers behind M&A activity in the sector moving forward.
plastics-mergers.pdf
Adobe Acrobat file - 0.8 mb


Global Consumer Goods M&A Report

In this report our partners look at the global M&A market within the consumer goods sector on a country by country basis.
global-consumer-goods-m-a-report.pdf
Adobe Acrobat file - 4.4 mb


Global Cleantech M&A Report

In this report our partners look at the global M&A market within the cleantech sector on a country by country basis.
global-cleantech-m-a-report.pdf
Adobe Acrobat file - 5.2 mb


Global Engineering M&A Report

In this report our partners look at the global M&A market within the engineering sector on a country by country basis.
global-engineering-m-a-report.pdf
Adobe Acrobat file - 3.6 mb


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Origin Merchant Partners acted as exclusive advisor to Shaw Communications Inc. on the sale of Shaw Tracking, its fleet management telematics solutions provider, to…

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Avena Foods Limited

Origin Merchant Partners acted as exclusive financial advisor to Avena Foods Limited (“Avena”) on its sale to Ironbridge Equity Partners (“Ironbridge”).

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iyzico

Odin Financial Advisors advised iyzico in its Series C fundraising round, led by Vostok Emerging Finance, in order to boost expansion in Europe and Middle…

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