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Weekly M&A Report – May 16th, 2022


Last week in M&A by the numbers:

  • 92 announced deals
  • 0.7x announced median multiple
  • $340.2B total deal value year to date

Standout Deals from Last Week:

DigitalBridge to acquire Switch – Read More

Under DigitalBridge Partners II, the value-added digital infrastructure equity strategy of the investment management platform of DigitalBridge, and an affiliate of global infrastructure investor IFM Investors (“IFM”) will acquire all outstanding common shares of Switch for $34.25 per share in an all-cash transaction valued at approximately $11 billion, including the assumption of debt.

Hg Capital Group Announced Offer for Ideagen- Read More

 Ideagen Plc agreed to a takeover by London-based private equity firm Hg Pooled Management in an all-cash deal, valuing the British software firm at 1.09 billion pounds ($1.34 billion), the companies said on Monday.

Shutterstock to Acquire POND5- Read More

Shutterstock announced its acquisition of Pond5, the global leading royalty-free video marketplace, boasting customers like Netflix, Disney, BBC, and NBC. Its expansive collection includes 1.6 million licensable music tracks, 30 million video clips, and 1.7 million sound effects.

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