Global M&A has seen a record breaking year with deal activity totalling US$5.9 trillion in 2021 (Source: Refinitiv). This has included over US$2 trillion in cross-border deals and all-time high activity for most geographic regions. Many factors are seen to be driving this including an abundant availability of cheap capital and an increasingly active private equity market.

Will this growth continue into 2022, what will be the drivers for growth, and what trends are expected for global businesses in the year ahead?

Lawyers at Norton Rose Fulbright have been at the forefront of the current high levels of M&A activity, advising our clients on some of the most complex and innovative deals around the world. Our strong international presence and our deep knowledge of the sectors our clients operate in has given us a unique vantage point to not only look at the factors to be considered today, but also the future direction of M&A in the years ahead.

We have invited a number of our global M&A specialist lawyers to contribute articles on the trends they are seeing, and expect to see, in markets around the world over 2022 and beyond. Below you can browse and read our latest insights which we will continue to add to throughout the year, if you wish to receive an alert when we publish new articles please register your interest here.

We hope you find our articles both interesting and of practical use. Should you wish to discuss your M&A requirements or have any questions on the topics covered in these articles please contact our lawyers listed below.

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