Gambit Corporate Finance, using its own market intelligence and published deal data, has compiled and analysed a database of c.1,400 corporate exits involving Welsh companies spanning the first two decades of the 21st century.
A review of the current ownership of exited companies over the 20-year period reveals that over 80% of the acquired companies still remain active in Wales, dismissing the notion that change of ownership has a negative impact on the Welsh private sector. Change of ownership for succession, new management and corporate longevity are indicative of a healthy and stable business sector.
Below is a snapshot of our findings:
- 70% of business exits were trade sales
- 28% of exits were in manufacturing sectors
- 1 in 3 exits occurred out the south eastern region
- 2007 was the highest year for business exits in Wales
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