K3 SECURES UK NO 1 SPOT IN EXPERIAN M&A RANKINGS
K3 Capital Group has taken the No 1 spot in Experian’s UK M&A rankings for deal volumes in H1 2023.
K3 Capital Group has taken the No 1 spot in Experian’s UK M&A rankings for deal volumes in H1 2023 – whilst also strengthening its position across the regional charts.
With 134 deals completed between January and June 2023 according to the Experian MarketIQ Report criteria, we were 43 ahead of our nearest competitor. Only one other adviser was able to achieve even half of our total number of transactions in the first six months of this year.
Regionally, K3 Capital Group, the holding company of KBS Corporate, is now ranked No 1 in six of the 11 geographical areas Experian has divided the UK into, which is one more than at the end of 2022.
Retaining the top position in England’s South East, North West, Midlands and Yorkshire & Humber, we have now added the South West and Scotland to that list. We are No 2 in the East of England and London.
The South East and North West, where we hold the No 1 ranking, are respectively the second biggest regions for M&A activity and deal-making values outside of London.
It is the Midlands, however, where we hold the biggest market share compared to our rivals – our 34 deals completed in H1 2023 is more than double that of any competitor.
Among the biggest sales we have overseen in that part of England were those of Kettering-based multi-utility provider Infrastructure Gateway Ltd to South Staffordshire Plc; Worcestershire-based catering services provider Ryan Brothers Holdings Ltd to Airedale Group; and Nottingham-based architectural stone company Serene Stone to Nene Capital.
Everything is in place for K3 Capital Group to continue building on our success in H2 2023.
Jane Turner, Experian MarketIQ Research Manager, predicted: “The UK M&A market has exhibited great resilience and adaptability in spades in recent years and we see the potential for an upswing in volume as we move further into the second half of the year.”