First quarter sees strong start for deal making
A report from Experian Market IQ points to a strong start to the UK deals market this year with a total of 1,712 deals involving a UK business recorded in the first quarter. Although this represents a small decline on Q1 2020, it is a 52% increase on the middle part of last year. The busiest sector was info comms, followed by professional services. BDO provided advice on 70 deals in the first quarter to take first position in the ranking of financial advisers by volume, while Goldman Sachs topped the value side with £30.6bn worth of deals.