Regional record level of mergers and acquisitions in 2022

Regional record level of mergers and acquisitions in 2022

East of England mergers and acquisitions (M&A) volume continued to flourish during 2022, reaching a peak of 683 deals. This was the highest the region has seen over the last decade, despite challenging economic conditions; up on the 663 transactions recorded in 2021.*

In the latest report from Experian, record-breaking mergers and acquisitions deal volume were reported across several parts of the country last year, with ten-year highs in activity recorded, according to the latest MarketIQ report.

Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) in the UK slowed slightly last year amid challenging conditions, yet Experian has witnessed robust year-on-year growth in several industries, particularly in the technology, healthcare, and hospitality sectors.

Larking Gowen Corporate Transactions were pleased to be awarded ninth place, for the number of deals they advised on, in the East of England in 2022.

Corporate Transactions Partner, James Lay, said, “We’re delighted to have helped so many clients in 2022 with the sale of their businesses. Despite challenging economic and political conditions at a UK level, we’ve continued to generate high levels of interest in the regionally based SME businesses we’re representing. I’ve been advising business sellers for over 20 years and our current workflows and future pipeline have never been stronger.

“With a growing team of full-time specialists, our success is due to our extensive knowledge of credible buyers in the marketplace combined with our in-house accounting and tax advice, thus offering a complete package of services to clients under one roof. This gives us a critical edge over many brokers who are often unable to advise on such comprehensive matters arising on a deal.”


Click here for more information and to download Experian MarketIQ’s full report, including regional advisor league tables.

If you’d like to know how we can help you buy, sell or value your business, please get in touch with our Corporate Transactions team. Call 0330 024 0888 or email

*United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland – M&A Review.  Experian MarketIQ:22


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