About this Report
This report sets out our Lex Mundi member firms’ insights and predictions for 2022 in respect of mergers and acquisitions (M&A), including key concerns facing M&A practitioners across our various regions, and a look back and look forward on deal activity by market segment and sector.
The global pandemic that shook the world in 2020 had a massive impact in 2021 as well, and although it continues to disrupt and affect virtually everyone’s life, it appears to be doing this less than many expected. Brexit too appears to have had less of an impact on business in Europe than perhaps anticipated – for now.
The pandemic continues to play a role in of M&A transactions (for example evident in heightened due diligence on its effects on target companies) but it seems to occupy peoples’ minds much less than at the beginning of 2021.