The value of control trended lower in the UK last quarter

BVWire–UKIssue #39-1
June 21, 2022

The 1Q 2022 Control Premium Study report, written by BVR’s economic and data editor, Priscilla Kisling, is now available. We have updated the online FactSet Mergerstat/BVR Control Premium Study platform as well. Login to your “My BVR” page to download the report.

The issue highlights control premium and minority discount data as of 1Q 2022. International averages based on 86 relevant transactions continue to show an extremely large range (in the last quarter, from -92.0% to 157.1%), with an average that dropped slightly, to 32.3% (the median was 24.6%).

The update also considers other discount and premia metrics on equity control premiums, minority discounts on equity, and the invested capital control premium by industry sector, percentage acquired, deal size, strategic and financial buyer breakouts, method of payment, transaction multiples, and more.

Below is an overall look at control premium analytics including US data, which include the number of completed deals, as well as the average and median control premiums, from the second quarter of 2017 through the first quarter of 2022.


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