M&A TRENDS REPORT

Deal Advisor Digest | Issue 8

Creating Lasting Value Amid Change – What's Your Strategy?

2021 saw record deal activity and the year closed with a strong second half. That momentum has continued into 2022 despite a slight dip during Q1. The road ahead could look much different by year’s end. Whether you’re a buyer or a seller — or both — now is the time to review your M&A playbook, evaluate your strategy, assess all growth options, and prepare for long-term creation of value or a timely exit.

Issue Topics

M&A Momentum Continues

2021 saw record deal activity as global M&A value neared $6 trillion, and the year closed with a strong second half. That momentum has continued into 2022 despite a slight dip during Q1.

Considerations for Buyers

In the competitive deal climate typified by high multiples, buyers may be paying top dollar. It’s important to have a clear view of risk and a plan for how to maximize deal value, as ongoing value creation post-deal is more important than ever.

Considerations for Sellers

Transaction timelines have compressed amid a race for deals. Sellers who are thoroughly prepared are well suited to drive deal timing, which can put pressure on buyers to meet deadlines and reach a closing sooner.

Preparing to Act

Most businesses see transactions as a key component of growth, and rising interest rates won’t change that view. There is still ample capital available and a healthy appetite for deals. As buyers and sellers assess their options, diligent preparation supports strategic action and sustainable success.

This edition of the digest is focused on a key component of our M&A POWERED Platform™: Strategy.

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