Number of charity mergers rises to highest level in five years


The number of mergers in the charity sector is at its highest for five years, driven by growth in the number of smaller voluntary organisations being taken over.


The analysis was published this week in the latest Good Merger Index (GMI) from Eastside Primetimers, using data from both before and after the Covid-19 crisis began. Eastside Primetimers identified 77 mergers in the year to April 2020-21, involving 166 charities.


This includes cases where two or more charities have merged into a single organisation as well as when one charity takes over or acquires another.


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