Download our Fourth Quarter 2021 Mergers & Acquisitions Update
2021 was a record year for mergers and acquisitions, rebounding from a year in which portions of the economy essentially came to a halt. The 2021 economy was characterized by low borrowing costs, strong balance sheets, strong stock prices, and a surging economy, despite continued pressure from COVID-19, supply chain disruptions, and inflation concerns.
The surging economy contributed to more than 18,500 deals crossing the finish line and more than $2.75 trillion in value consideration. Even the Midwest’s current-reported 148 deals is on pace to top the busiest quarter in five years.
We expect existing economic conditions to carry over into 2022 and support continued activity. However, we may see some tapering, as the Federal Reserve plans to raise interest rates in the first half of the year, which will eventually curb investment.
As always, contact us if you would like to receive information about activity in your specific industry or geography, or if you would like to discuss options for your business.