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Global dealmakers 2022: M&A market update

· Posted on: March 30th 2022 · read

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As the global economy continues to recover into the third year of the COVID-19 pandemic, the market for M&A is maintaining its upward momentum.

The past year was one for the record books as deals hit highest value in over a decade, but global tensions could put the handbrake on confidence.  

Baker Tilly International’s annual M&A market update, produced in conjunction with M&A intelligence firm Mergermarket, reveals a 77% increase in global cross-border deal values in 2021, despite dealmakers facing both macroeconomic and geopolitical uncertainties throughout the year.

More than half of the respondents (53 percent) in the annual outlook expected mid-market deals would drive global M&A in the year ahead, building on 2021’s strong results.  

Mid-market deals accounted for 31% of global transactions in 2021, and with dealmakers’ sights set on mid-cap deals to fast-track growth, this figure was considered likely to maintain its upward climb. 

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