Outlook for US M&A and PE in changing times- state of the market
According to Mergermarket data, US M&A was worth US$309.58 billion in Q3- a marked decrease from the previous two years. The decline of M&A value and volume in the US was exacerbated by rising interest rates, soaring inflation and geopolitical uncertainties. With economic and geopolitical headwinds, however, come opportunities, A reset in valuations, the availability of capital and the competitiveness from cash-rich corporates will provide impetus for deal activity. Our panel of M&A and PE experts will unpack the current deal landscape, discuss current trends in the market and provide an overview of the macroeconomic climate in the US.
- How will macroeconomic factors, including interest rate volatility, supply chain issues and inflation impact corporate activity in the region?
- Have dealmakers seen a shift in opportunities and the types of deals they have been working on?
- Will corporate divestitures be on the rise in 2023, and will we see more take-privates and carve-outs as valuations continue to decline?
- Where do the bright spots remain, and what are the challenges that lie ahead from both a financial sponsor and strategic corporate perspective?
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