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Roadshow: Wales

When you ask, everyone says they have a full pipeline of deals. But with a weighting towards the lower mid-market, the corporate finance community in Wales is one of the few regions of the UK that really has seen an uptick in deals completed this year. Andy Thomson reports.

Views on valuations

M&A is facing many challenges at present. To complete a deal, vendor and acquirer need to agree on a price. David Prosser speaks to investors and advisers about the different ways in which valuation can be viewed.

Roadshow: South West

It’s been a subdued period for M&A activity in the South West, but advisers can now see clouds clearing as a raft of new regional funding becomes available. Andy Thomson reports.

Trendwatch: Pharma, medical and biotech M&A

Solid long-term growth drivers have seen the pharma, medical and biotech sector navigate choppy M&A markets better than other industries. Nicholas Neveling looks at the longer-term prognosis.

Insider dealing: APEM secures £50m+ funding

Environmental, social and governance (ESG) is on the agenda of all businesses now, and it’s the E in ESG that APEM, which in June took on another round of funding, is focused on. Jason Sinclair reports.

M&A in the auto industry

The switch from the internal combustion engine to EVs is a revolution for auto manufacturers and already stressed supply chains. What will it mean for investment and M&A in the sector? Jason Sinclair reports.

Trendwatch: Asset and wealth management

The frenetic M&A activity in the asset and wealth management sector has slowed this year, along with deal activity across the board. David Prosser looks at the transaction drivers that continue to play a part in the sector’s business strategies.

Roadshow: West Midlands

In the traditional industrial heartlands of the West Midlands, cutting-edge businesses have proved attractive amid this year’s tricky investment landscape. Andy Thomson gauges the temperature of the region’s deals market.

Future prospects

Virtual due diligence

COVID-19 made life challenging for business – and for advisers – but it’s also provided an opportunity to fully test the benefits of virtual due diligence: video calls; drone technology; online meetings; and collaboration tools. Data analytic tools have become even more important. Vicky Meek reports.

Looking to the future of AI in corporate advisory

Artificial intelligence is increasingly being used in corporate decision-making, investment and M&A. Last year, the faculty’s Shaun Beaney and Rosanna Woods of Drooms co-authored the AI in Corporate Advisory research report. This was followed in May by an evidence meeting held by the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Artificial Intelligence (APPG-AI), hosted remotely due to the COVID-19 pandemic

Guidelines and reports

Financial Modelling, Issue 63

This 2nd edition is a practical guide to financial modelling in a corporate finance transaction context. That rider is important. The guide is aimed at corporate financiers and modellers who need to prepare, use or review financial models for deals; it is not aimed at financial modellers who need to develop their understanding of corporate finance.