Takeover multiples in the Dutch market remain stable despite uncertain times
IT and healthcare become more expensive, retail and hospitality were quoted at lower multiples
After a period of recovery, the market now seems to be stabilising sector-wide. In Q1-2022, the average EBITDA multiple remains the same at 4.85. Only minor changes are observed in individual sectors. The largest increase took place in the IT Services & Software Development sector, with the multiple rising from 6.5 to 6.6.
The most stable multiple is that of the Automotive, Transport & Logistics sector. It has shown no change since H1-2020 and thus still records 3.6. The wholesale, construction and media sectors also remain unchanged from six months ago.
While the hospitality sector, still seemed to recover in 2021, there is still a decline in the average price paid reported. The same trend continues in the retail sector.
The average multiple across all sectors remains at 4.85 in Q1-2022, as in Q2-2021.