Private Equity & Transactions 2020

2020 deal activity at a glance

Tuesday, 16 February 2021


While 2020 was a turbulent year for the world, private equity activity remained very resilient – with the strong slowdown in activity in Q2 as the COVID pandemic hit followed by an equally strong step-up in activity in the second half of the year. High levels of cash and dry powder enabled private equity investors to be active in seeking good investment opportunities once they had had a chance to work through how COVID would impact the attractiveness of different investment plays.

OC&C commercial advisory in Private Equity very much reflected this trajectory, with 2020 ending up as the busiest year for our Private Equity practice in our 33-year history. We supported private equity clients on hundreds of deals globally across the US, Europe and Asia in our core industry sectors. We believe our robust approach, founded on deep sector expertise combined with local insight and transaction experience, is critical in helping our clients really understand the assets and industries they are investing in and this depth of insight is critical in such a fluid and uncertain external environment. Below, we share some selected successful transactions we have supported in the last 12 months that highlight our experience.

We would be delighted to share our deep sector and topic expertise with you further on any of the areas highlighted here that are of interest:

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