2016: Another good year for IMAP
-174 completed transactions worldwide (18 in Germany)
-34% cross border deals (42% in Germany)
-Focus on succession solutions for mid-sized companies and Private Equity exits
-Global sector teams established
2016 was again a good year for M&A – and especially for IMAP
With a total of 174 successfully completed transactions globally – thereof 110 in Europe and 18 in Germany – IMAP was able to maintain its top 10 ranking among M&A advisory firms in the mid-market segment (enterprise values of up to US $500 million).
Globally, a third of all transactions closed by IMAP were cross-border, in Germany this was the case for almost half of our deals, underscoring the strength of international cooperation within our organization. Average disclosed deal value came to approximately US$ 40 m. Globally, approximately 20% (in Germany approximately 30%) of all deals involved Private Equity firms. In Germany in particular, family holdings gained in importance and invested into another quarter of our transactions.
IMAP has continued to systematically strengthen its international foothold in 2016, welcoming new partners in several strategic locations such as Poland, India, Spain and Colombia. We also intensified our cross-border cooperation in several global sector teams including Consumer & Retail, Industrials, Automotive, Technology, Business Services, Healthcare, Oil & Gas and Energy & Materials.
All of which, creates a strong foundation for continued success in 2017. Accordingly, IMAP has had a good start to the New Year, whereby in January alone, we announced 16 new transactions, two of which in Germany.