Lex Mundi’s Global M&A Trends Report 2022

Rajah & Tann Contributes to Lex Mundi’s Global M&A Trends Report 2022
We are pleased to share with you the latest edition of the Global M&A Trends Report 2022 (“Report“) published by Lex Mundi. The Report draws upon insights gathered from practitioners across 66 jurisdictions, comprising insights and predictions for 2022 regarding mergers and acquisitions (“M&A“), key concerns facing M&A practitioners, and a look back and look forward on deal activity by market segment and sector, such as financial services, technology and software, and life sciences healthcare. Terence Quek, our Partner from the Mergers & Acquisitions Practice Group, contributed to the Report his views on the key private company M&A trends in Singapore.

In summary the report finds that despite the pandemic, 2021 saw a record year for deal activity and most jurisdictions expect further, unprecedented activity in 2022. Across nearly all regions, practitioners agreed that due diligence was of paramount importance to doing deals in 2021. In addition, the regulatory environment also continues to be a top priority for practitioners, with antitrust regulations standing out for respondents in Asia – 46% of respondents agreed that it was at the forefront of minds.

For a deep dive into current M&A trends and 2022 predictions from member firms across Asia and the Pacific, Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean, the Middle East and Africa to North America, please click here for the full text of the Lex Mundi Global M&A Trends Report.

Rajah & Tann Singapore is the Lex Mundi member firm for Singapore. Find out more about our Mergers & Acquisitions Practice Group here.