Reuters recently reported that global merger and acquisition (M&A) activity shrank to a decade-level low in Q1 2023, with high inflation, astronomical interest rates and recession rumours stalling deals. M&A volume fell by 48%, according to Dealogic, with expensive debt forcing more significant equity financing as an alternative to get deals done.

We’re delighted to welcome Translink’s Partners from across 35 countries as we host the bi-annual Translink Directors Meeting this month.

As part of our ‘Meet the Team’ blog series, we spoke to our Corporate Finance Executive Ellie Jacobs about her role, her highlights of working at the firm since joining earlier this year, and about what she likes to do outside of work.

Translink Corporate Finance in the UK and Translink Corporate Finance in Spain acted as the advisors to CECOP, a leading global purchasing group for opticians, on the acquisition of National Eyecare Group (NEG).

The car subscription model is a significant disruptor in a rapidly evolving automotive landscape. Born from consumers growing weary of traditional vehicle ownership, this model has produced considerable company valuations akin to early Mobility-as-a-Service breakthroughs like Uber and Bolt. This dynamic has made players in this sector attractive to investors and considerably influenced merger and acquisition (M&A) strategies.