Private Equity & Transactions 2021
OC&C deal activity at a glanceThursday 17 February 2022
2021 was a record year for transactions globally – as activity remained exceptionally strong despite the ongoing challenges of the COVID pandemic, global supply chain issues and the challenges of rising inflation and energy prices during the year. As the investment play implications of these factors has become clearer, this has enabled private equity investors to deploy their high levels of cash and dry powder to a broad set of private and public opportunities.
OC&C commercial advisory in Private Equity and Transactions very much reflected this trajectory, with 2021 ending up as the busiest year for our Private Equity and Transaction practice in our 33-year history. We supported private equity and corporate clients on hundreds of deals globally across the US, Europe and Asia in our core industry sectors.
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Private Equity & Transactions 2020
While 2020 was a turbulent year for the world, private equity activity remained very resilient – with the strong slowdown in activity in Q2 as the COVID pandemic hit followed by an equally strong step-up in activity in the second half of the year
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