Deal Drivers: Americas FY 2021

Report Data Insight 28 February

Deal Drivers: Americas FY 2021

As economies reopened and business activity roared back to life, M&A in the Americas in 2021 continued the momentum that began in the second half of 2020 to reach new record heights. 

This burst of activity came in at US$2.86tn across 9,755 transactions. To put this into perspective, value and volume were up more than 102% and 39% respectively on 2020.

The year had everything necessary for this boom. Corporates have been eager to divest to modify their strategies in a post-COVID world, while financing remains cheap thanks to stimulative monetary policy, and PE and SPACs have been eagerly hunting down opportunities.

With momentum slowing towards the year’s end, and some clouds on the horizon in the form of inflation and cooling stock markets, what’s next? Read our full analysis and how it informs our predictions for M&A in 2022.

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