Ansarada reveals diminished IPO activity in first two quarters of 2022

Sam Riley, Chief Executive Officer at Ansarada

Ansarada, the global modern deals technology company, launched their Deal Indicators Report, a comprehensive trends report based on insights gathered through their Data Rooms throughout the 2022 financial year. The report uses anonymized data aggregated through tens of thousands of Data Rooms – including deals that are active and ongoing – to show emerging trends an average of 6-12 months before they’re announced to the market.

What were the findings of the study?

Transactional insights

The transactional insights surfaced in Indicators reveal:

  • A stabilization of the post-COVID boom, with an 8% decrease (QoQ) in new M&A deals
  • Telltale signs that the predicted wave of insolvencies is arriving, with a 25% increase (QoQ) in bankruptcy & insolvency transactions globally
  • IPO bankers may be waiting for a turnaround, with 38% decrease (QoQ) in public offerings
  • Read the full report for more, including capital raising, targeted acquisitions, and impact on deal durations and M&A bidder groups

In industry M&A news

  • The TMT sector is still coming out on top, with Tech M&A increasing by 35% (QoQ) and Communication Services M&A by 33% (QoQ)
  • Energy (-14%) and Industrials (-22%) took a dive while Utilities and Materials saw an uplift of 6% and 12% respectively (QoQ)
  • Financial Services M&A was stable at 5% growth, with Insurance M&A (24%) a standout
  • Read the report for more, including Consumer Markets, Financial Services, Real Estate, and in-depth industry breakdowns

What were the executives’ thoughts on the findings?

“The dearth of IPO activity in the first two quarters of 2022 is supported by the Q4 FY22 Indicators data. Most potential IPO candidates have the view that the earliest listing they will consider is first half 2023. Instead we are seeing clients turn their focus to other growth opportunities to be funded by private capital,” said Patricia Paton, Partner, Hamilton Locke.

“This is empirical confirmation of what we are beginning to see on the ground: increased business distress, but particularly in construction, property and retail. Business needs to prepare for economic headwinds,” said Noel McCoy, Partner, Norton Rose Fulbright Australia.

“Data has always been an integral part of our approach to improving products. By ordering over 400,000 data points, we can uncover a few powerful truths in Indicators and help our customers make informed decisions based on real-time data,” says Ansarada CEO Sam Riley.

“Everything we create is designed to get peoples’ businesses in better order and help them avoid the damage caused by complex processes, incomplete information and decision making without all the facts. It’s all part of Ansarada’s mission to bring order to a chaotic world, and help you make sense of an uncertain market,” said Ansarada CEO Sam Riley.

You can download the FY23 Indicators report on Ansarada’s website here.