Mergermarket is pleased to present Global dealmakers 2022: M&A market update, published in association with Baker Tilly International. At its close, 2021 was a year for the M&A record books: US$5.9tn in deals, a 62% lift from 2020 and the highest value amount in more than a decade. Deal totals also rose, albeit more modestly to hit 34,128 (0.4% above 2020). There are good reasons to expect healthy levels of M&A going forward. As the global economic recovery continues, many corporates are looking to refocus their strategy for the changed.
Mergermarket and Mazars are pleased to present Investing in CEE: Inbound M&A report 2021/2022. This report offers an overview of investor activity into the CEE region in 2021, looking ahead to the challenges and opportunities for the coming months. Deal volume and value both increased in 2021. The number of M&A deals in the CEE region rose to 889 in 2021, up 32% on the previous year. Total deal value was also higher, with transactions totalling €67.5bn. This represents an increase of 41% compared with 2020 and it is the highest total transaction.
Mergermarket is pleased to present Dealmakers: Mid-market M&A in Australia 2022, published in association with Pitcher Partners. While the pandemic has caused incredible challenges for dealmakers over the past two years, respondents are overwhelmingly positive about Australia’s M&A prospects in 2022. Almost all (97%) say they are looking at deal opportunities here in the imminent future, an increase from 84% who were likewise prioritizing Australia in our 2021 outlook. Equally, almost half (48%) think that current record M&A levels and positive.