News & Insights

2021 M&A Outlook

by | Dec 11, 2020 | Industry & Market Data Reports

Salt Lake City, UT (December 9, 2020): The Forbes M+A Group hosted a webinar earlier this month alongside intermountain west regional leaders in the private equity, legal advisory and commercial banking space.  The group held a very informative discussion on the 2020 transaction environment, outlook for M&A in 2021 and implications for executives seeking to transact over the coming months.

Key takeaways included:

  • Stabilized transaction landscape by Q3, 2020, both active in closed deals and reasonable valuation levels
  • Strong levels of capital availability across the capital structure; continued historically high participation in the middle market by private equity investors
  • Attractive macro outlook driving expectations for activity in 2021, although short-term risks may imply a need for flexibility in transaction timetables
  • Potential sellers have a unique opportunity to prepare now from a diligence, organizational planning , and positioning perspective to engage with investors in the new year

The Forbes M+A Group is a mid-market M&A leader with the experience and execution resources to help companies as they seek to transact, and/ or raise new capital.  We look forward to speaking further as you consider your options during the upcoming year.

If any questions, please reach out to James Morgan at

For more information on M+A transactions and industry insights, read our blogs.