Bluebox attends The M&A Worldwide Rainmaker Convention

May 3, 2018

Stop Press: Overseas buyer interest in UK companies has never been higher!

Bluebox was delighted to attend the ‘M&A Worldwide’ Rainmaker Convention in Amsterdam last month during which our International Partners confirmed that interest in UK companies had never been higher. Time was spent meeting and discussing deals with our 44 international partners, as well as discussing potential opportunities with scores of acquisitive International businesses.

In Q1 2018, there were 130 acquisitions of UK businesses by foreign buyers. According to our International Partners, interest extends to businesses of all shapes and sizes, evidence of which we have in the form of the strong International interest on deals we are currently working on, both big and small.

Bluebox Associate Director, Nick Wallis, commented: “We were delighted to have attended the M&A Worldwide convention in Amsterdam last month and it was encouraging to hear directly from so many of our International partners about their strong interest in finding UK businesses for their clients. Our international network has grown considerably over the past five years and it is an incredibly important part of our armory that allows us to deliver such a high percentage of completions with those who herald from overseas.  It is something we are developing a knack with and something on which we set ourselves apart from the competition.”

Nick continued: “there is an undivided focus on continuing to grow the network and increase cross-border collaboration between partners. The investment that we are making into M&A Worldwide is paying rewards for our clients, and therefore us, and it is often cited as a key reason for the success of our deals.”

The Amsterdam convention was attended by over 100 deal makers from across the globe including professionals from the United States, China, India, Continental Europe and the Middle East. It stimulated discussion around ongoing transactions, as well as the latest trends in research, deal management software and deal process management.

Established in 2004, M&A Worldwide has grown to become one of the world’s leading mid-market international networks with ‘boots on ground’ representation in over 40 countries. Members actively work together on cross-border client assignments and conclude hundreds of deals every year including some 367 in 2017 with an aggregate deal value of $3.6 billion.

Bluebox very much looking forward to attending the next event in Miami, in November later this year.

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