Our latest sector review examines M&A and Capital Markets activity in the past year within UK Marketing Services. 2020 has seen a continued focus on digital development and we believe that now, more than ever, strategic re-focusing and an effective growth plan are of utmost importance to keep up with the industry.

Healthcare communications, all things digital and Martech continued to be active M&A areas last year. A strong Q1 and Q4 bookended an understandable dip in activity due to COVID-19. We expect the end-of-year momentum to accelerate in 2021 as the global vaccination programme starts to have a positive impact on economic outlook and other factors, such as Brexit and the US elections, recede into the distance.

Our sector-driven, M&A and private capital raising solutions advisory focus makes us well placed to help you at the start of 2021, whether seeking new private equity/debt to develop your business or de-risk the founders, selling assets that no longer fit your strategy or undertaking buy-side M&A to acquire new skills/expertise to take advantage of new opportunities thrown up by the pandemic.

We hope you enjoy this review, which is available for download here, and would welcome any feedback you have.

About Trillium Partners

Trillium Partners is an independent mid-market firm that advises listed companies, private firms and financial sponsors on M&A and Private Capital raising transactions valued at £20 million to £500 million in the B2B Information Services and Events, Consumer Media, Learning and Development and Marketing Services sectors.

Over the last 30 years, we have advised our clients on a comprehensive array of transactions in the UK, Europe, USA and Asia, with an aggregate value in excess of £10 billion. Underpinned by deep sector knowledge and insight, our expertise extends from private acquisitions and disposals to public offers and raising capital from the private equity, family office, banking and alternative finance communities for working capital, business development, acquisitions and buy-outs.

For more information on Trillium Partners, please contact Philip Mastriforte or Stephen Routledge on +44 (0)20 3008 8375