In mergers and acquisitions, strategy and culture come first
June 3, 2022
The mergers and acquisitions (M&A) environment experienced meaningful changes following the outset of the COVID-19 pandemic. Initially slowed by pandemic-driven uncertainty, deal-making had a watershed year in 2021, reaching a record-high deal value level of nearly $6 trillion globally. Buyers, looking to deploy growing levels of capital, found sellers who became more willing as valuations increased. For many, the decision to buy or sell became a simple one that could be easily answered with valuation metrics and financial analysis.