Although the private equity and M&A sectors may have taken a hit during the beginning of the pandemic, they’ve come back stronger than ever.
As the world learned how to better navigate the pandemic, deal activity saw a significant uptick — so much so that 2021 ended up being a record year for global M&A. Q4 of 2021 closed out a year that saw increasingly stronger deal activity as it progressed.
This was true across virtually all sectors, geographies, and deal sizes.
What does this all mean for the private equity and M&A sectors in 2022?
Opinions from experts have varied greatly, from pessimism to beliefs that the trends of Q4 2021 will continue for the near future.
Of course, the invasion of Ukraine has recently caused more general economic uncertainty, so the industry will have to wait and see how that ever-changing situation might impact private equity and M&A deals around the globe.
Regardless of what the future might hold, there are five key things that practitioners need to understand in order to position themselves for a successful year in private equity and M&A:
- The landscape of private equity and M&A deal activity in 2021 and how it shifted in light of the pandemic
- How 2021’s activity and trends might shape private equity and M&A deals in 2022
- The private equity and M&A deal landscape as we entered 2022 and whether that is likely to shift as the year goes on
- The top structures, terms, and strategies for M&A deals in 2022
- The biggest drivers of M&A activity in 2022
PLI’s upcoming program, 2022 Private Equity and M&A Update and Forecast, will include a discussion all of these topics. In addition, industry experts will be providing an overall outlook for private equity and M&A activity for the rest of the year and the years to come.
Register today to prepare yourself to navigate the ever-changing M&A waters in the year ahead. And visit Practising Law Institute for more.
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