The coronavirus pandemic has fuelled the digitalisation trend and technology will continue to seed elevated M&A activity in 2022.
The governments of Saudi Arabia and the UAE are expected to be the main driver of M&A and IPO activity in the region in 2022, with technology boosting medium-sized dealflow. The total value of MENA activity reached USD 132.8bn in 2021, which has almost doubled compared to 2020 levels of USD 77bn, and it’s only shy of the 2019 record of USD 135bn.
The Turkish M&A market remained strong in 2021. Despite the challenges of conducting cross-border deals, there has been continued foreign interest in Turkey.
Join this live virtual briefing in partnership with Mergermarket to hear from leading advisers in the regions tackling the challenges of the current dealmaking environment. Panellists will discuss:
- What can we expect in the Middle Eastern M&A market in 2022 and how will the current economic landscape impact M&A strategies?
- Has the COVID-19 pandemic hindered or helped the M&A market in the Middle East?
- What is the appetite of foreign investors for Turkish/Middle Eastern deals and what sectors are they targeting?
- How will the UAE’s new USD10m fund to support investment in Turkey shape dealmaking in the region now and in the future?
- What are the current digital trends in dealmaking and how are dealmakers leveraging technology to optimise success?
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