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Survey of Welsh Company Exits 2000-2019

07 January 2021

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

To read the full read report click here