The dust has now settled on 2021 – a year that dealmakers will talk about for years to come. Certainly, the Americas haven’t seen one like it in nearly half a century, as a COVID-hit market bounced back to a growth rate triple that of pre-pandemic levels.
In Deal Drivers: Americas FY 2021 we bring you the highlights and insights from this exceptional year. Datasite’s report, produced in partnership with Mergermarket, looks past the hype into the underlying forces that drove this M&A explosion, and the prospects for 2022.
Center stage was the extraordinary boom in the technology, media & telecommunications (TMT) sector – surpassing not just every other sector in 2021, but in history. Yet even this tells only part of the tale of epic M&A activity in the Americas, with unprecedented levels of both PE dry powder and SPAC capital fueling the engines. Its legacy is a healthy pipeline of activity still to be tapped, just as the global health crisis starts to recede.
With momentum slowing towards the year’s end, and some clouds on the horizon in the form of inflation and cooling stock markets, what’s next? Read our full analysis and how it informs our predictions for M&A in 2022.