January 31, 2024
With a rich legacy spanning over five decades, Translink Corporate Finance has established itself as a globally trusted leader in the mid-market. Our proficiency in foreseeing the pivotal megatrends poised to steer transactions in 2024 is a testament to our expertise. Leveraging the skills and knowledge of our experienced professionals, we have identified six key trends that are set to influence the M&A landscape in the forthcoming year. Foremost among these trends is the widely acknowledged assertion that the middle market will be the central focus of M&A activity.
Despite confronting a sluggish M&A climate and challenging macroeconomic conditions in 2023, the middle market has demonstrated resilience in dealmaking, presenting a myriad of opportunities across diverse sectors. The persisting challenge of generational succession has induced more entrepreneurs to contemplate selling, leading to an anticipated upsurge in available targets. Combined with the ongoing consolidation and divestiture cycle, a robust middle-market deal pipeline emerges. This optimistic outlook is further strengthened as global interest rates and inflation stabilise, coupled with a rebound in markets.
Our experts provide valuable perspectives on the six seismic trends projected to shape the M&A landscape, not only in the coming year but extending well into the future.