Needs of Strategics, PE Firms and SPACs Led to Record U.S. M&A Levels, Likely To Sustain Dealmaking In 2022

Reuters Legal

Stephen F. Arcano Christopher M. Barlow June S. Dipchand Sonia K. Nijjar

Partners Stephen Arcano, Christopher Barlow, June Dipchand and Sonia Nijjar suggest that the record pace for M&A in 2021 is unlikely to be significantly slowed in 2022 by "potential brakes" such as higher interest rates or an evolving regulatory landscape. Rather, corporate needs and significant available capital are likely to sustain high merger activity.