May 4, 2021

GCA Altium enjoys record start to year for dealmaking

GCA Altium has reported its most active Q1 in history, with over 80 deals completed globally across the firm since the start of the year.

Two thirds of the deals have been technology-related, reflecting the strong performance and high demand of technology companies over the course of the COVID-19 pandemic.

In spite of coronavirus and ongoing lockdowns across the globe, cross-border deal activity has continued to increase in Q1 and half of GCA Altium’s 2021 deals to date have been international.

Phil Adams, CEO at GCA Altium, said: “Our deal flow has gone from strength to strength in the last six months, with Q1 2021 being our most active quarter ever. While we have seen tech investments continue to rise, with sub sectors such as ed-tech and gaming also proving popular, as well and digital and creative, there has been a somewhat even spread across different sectors and regions. The pace of deals is also picking up as processes are tightened as a result of the pandemic and valuations are on the up.

“To recognise the outstanding work of our people and provide a foundation for future growth, we have continued to invest in recruitment and promotions in the last quarter. We have seen a number of significant hires and well-deserved promotions, which puts us in a fantastic position to scale up our advisory services to clients over the course of 2021.”

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