Corporate Finance - Worldwide

  • Worldwide
  • The Corporate Finance market market worldwide is anticipated to witness a significant growth in revenue, with projections indicating that it will reach a staggering US$0.35tn by the year 2024.
  • Moreover, it is expected to exhibit a steady annual growth rate of 1.40% (CAGR 2024-2028), resulting in a projected total amount of US$0.37tn by 2028.
  • In terms of the average transaction value, the Corporate Finance market market is estimated to be around US$182.00m in 2024.
  • When compared globally, it becomes evident that the United States leads the pack with the highest revenue, which is projected to reach US$119.10bn in the same year.
  • In the worldwide Corporate Finance market, companies in the United States are leading the way in mergers and acquisitions, driving significant growth and consolidation.
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Analyst Opinion

The Corporate Finance market is a dynamic and evolving sector that plays a crucial role in the global economy.

Customer preferences:
Customers in the Corporate Finance market worldwide are increasingly seeking tailored financial solutions that meet their specific needs. They are looking for innovative financial products and services that offer flexibility and transparency. Additionally, there is a growing demand for digital solutions that provide convenience and efficiency in managing financial transactions.

Trends in the market:
In the United States, there is a trend towards increased merger and acquisition activities, driven by a favorable economic environment and low interest rates. Companies are looking to expand their market presence and enhance their competitive advantage through strategic acquisitions. This trend is also fueled by the availability of private equity and venture capital funding, enabling companies to pursue growth opportunities.In Europe, there is a growing focus on sustainable finance and environmental, social, and governance (ESG) criteria in corporate decision-making. Companies are increasingly incorporating ESG factors into their financial strategies to mitigate risks and enhance long-term value creation. This trend is driven by regulatory initiatives promoting sustainable finance and the growing awareness among investors about the importance of ESG considerations.

Local special circumstances:
In Asia, particularly in China, the Corporate Finance market is influenced by government policies and regulations aimed at promoting economic stability and growth. The Chinese government plays a significant role in shaping the financial landscape through interventions such as capital controls and stimulus measures. Companies operating in China need to navigate these unique regulatory challenges and adapt their financial strategies accordingly.

Underlying macroeconomic factors:
The development of the Corporate Finance market worldwide is also influenced by macroeconomic factors such as interest rates, inflation, and economic growth. Low interest rates stimulate borrowing and investment activities, driving demand for corporate finance services. Inflation rates impact the cost of capital and investment decisions, while economic growth rates determine the overall level of business activity and investment opportunities in the market. These macroeconomic factors shape the operating environment for companies and financial institutions in the Corporate Finance sector.


Data coverage:

Figures are based on the revenue generated by the Investment Banking market, as well as the transaction value, the number of transactions, and the average transactions size of the Mergers and Acquisitions (M&As) and Initial Public Offerings (IPOs) markets.

Modeling approach / Market size:

Market sizes are determined by a bottom-up approach and are based on a specific rationale for each market. As a basis for evaluating markets, we use market research and analysis, as well as data from annual financial reports. Furthermore, we use relevant key market indicators and data from country-specific associations and national data bureaus, such as GDP, wealth per capita, and total investment (% of GDP). This data helps us to estimate the market size for each country individually.


In our forecasts, we apply diverse forecasting techniques. The selection of forecasting techniques is based on the behavior of the particular market. In this market, we use the HOLT-damped Trend method to forecast future development. The main drivers are GDP per capita and total investment (% of GDP).

Additional Notes:

The market is updated twice per year in the event that market dynamics change.


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