Asset management M&A drive 'accelerated' by coronavirus crisis

Deals close at breakneck speed as economy recovers

Mike Sheen
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At least 314 asset and wealth management M&A deals were completed as of 5 April
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At least 314 asset and wealth management M&A deals were completed as of 5 April

The coronavirus pandemic put the brakes on merger and acquisition activity within asset and wealth (M&A) management in 2020, but as the global economy begins to reopen the impact of the crisis is expected to "accelerate" the pace of new deals within the sector.

Globally, there has been a strong start to 2021 with 314 asset and wealth management M&A deals completed as of 5 April, just short of the record 339 deals made over the same period in 2018, data fr...

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