In the second half of 2021, the number of partnerships increased significantly by 41.2% from the same period in 2020.

This marks a deceleration in growth from the 61.5% increase in deals that occurred in H1 2021, relative to the same period a year earlier.

During the second half of 2021, partnerships accounted for 16.4% of all deals taking place in the sector. This represents an increase from the figure of 12.6% in the second half of 2020.

GlobalData's deals database is a comprehensive repository that looks at mergers, acquisitions, venture financing, equity offerings, asset transactions, partnerships, and debt offerings taking place daily between thousands of companies across the world.

The database details key deal information, such as deal summary, deal rationale, deal financials, parties involved, advisors, and deal payment modes.

By tracking the proportion of various types of deals in each sector we can gauge which sectors are seeing growth and where others are struggling.

The highest value partnership announced in 2021 (where the deal value was known), was the partnership to be formedOMV and Kommunalkredit. The deal is set to be worth $30.3m.