For many, 2020 lasted a lifetime, and 2021 flew by at record pace. With 2021 global transaction values and volumes at record levels, dealmakers have had an incredibly busy year. Can this pace continue? To understand just what kind of opportunities and challenges are ahead for global M&A, Datasite surveyed 600 dealmakers in the US, UK and EU to find out. The following are key takeaways on what’s top of mind for dealmakers, including the good, the bad, and the ugly.