A new report from Pillsbury finds that despite the rollercoaster ride experienced by M&A market in the United States thus far in 2022, dealmakers remain fairly optimistic that activity will pick up again before the year is through.
Published in partnership with Mergermarket, U.S. M&A: Finding Opportunity in the Unknown collects responses from a Q1 2022 survey of 150 U.S.-based corporate and private equity executives. Respondents were asked to share their insights into the current dealmaking landscape, the factors impacting it and their expectations for the year ahead. And while dealmakers may be tempering expectations for 2022, 65% of corporate respondents still expect to match last year’s deal pace. Meanwhile, 71% of PE respondents anticipate executing four or more deals this year.
“Certainly, the headwinds impacting dealmaking right now will make it difficult for 2022 activity to match the exceptionally strong performance of U.S. M&A last year,” said Pillsbury M&A practice co-leader Justin Hovey. “But while macroeconomic uncertainty may have forced investors to reassess their strategies, it’s clear market participants still believe significant opportunities exist.”
Other Key findings from the report include:
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