Frank Aquila and Melissa Sawyer Co-Author Article on M&A in 2021 and What to Expect in 2022

January 25, 2022

Global Head of M&A Melissa Sawyer and Senior M&A Partner Frank Aquila co-authored an article for The M&A Lawyer reflecting on the record-breaking year of M&A dealmaking that was 2021, and forecasting another busy year for M&A lawyers in 2022. Melissa and Frank discuss the impact of COVID-19 on shareholder activism, the popularity of SPACs and an ensuing rise in regulation, the splitting of major conglomerates, the FTC's more aggressive stance on reviewing and challenging deals, the softening of the RWI market and ESG as the next big thing in transactional behavior.