What lies ahead for the global M&A landscape?

29 April, 2024

Evolving regulatory landscapes, digital transformation and the rising importance of sustainability.

2023: a year dominated by surging interest rates, escalating energy prices and geopolitical uncertainty, all of which cast a shadow over global M&A markets as businesses grappled with the challenges presented by a volatile market. 

But dealmakers have entered 2024 with optimism according to our corporate finance specialists. In our latest global dealmakers report, we highlight emerging opportunities, challenges and strategies that are shaping the world of mergers and acquisitions in 2024/25 and beyond. 

Global trends reveal a nuanced picture shaped by various economic factors. While stabilising marketing conditions offer potential for M&A market revitalisation, concerns remain over the lingering effects of the poly crisis. The energy transition and expectation gaps between buyers and sellers necessitate innovative funding solutions and deal structures to navigate uncertainties effectively. 

Sustainability considerations also play a crucial role in business acquisitions globally, with acquirers expecting a minimum standard akin to financial performance and legal compliance. 

Lead by MHA in the UK, the report includes views from our experts in Australia, Belgium, Canada, China, Denmark, France, Germany, Netherlands, Spain, and the United States. Download the full report.

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