Frank Aquila, S&C’s Senior M&A Partner, offered his perspective on how diminishing inflationary pressures could positively affect M&A in 2024 to The American Lawyer. He noted that the slowing of inflation throughout 2023 “[led] bond markets to price in a cut in interest rates.”
“While other major central banks are expected to check inflation by keeping rates higher for longer, this is consistent with greater optimism that the global economy will avoid a recession, and instead attain a ‘soft landing’ of slower growth,” he said. “In particular, improved macroeconomic conditions will support private equity exits and the deployment of cash into new investments.”
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