S&C Critical Insights – M&A Trends and Highlights: 2021 in Review and a Look Ahead

January 10, 2022

In this episode of S&C’s Critical Insights, Senior M&A Partner Frank Aquila and Global Head of M&A Melissa Sawyer look back on global M&A activity during 2021 and discuss deal making expectations in 2022. Frank and Melissa explore the factors that made 2021 a historic year for M&A deal making—including the SPAC phenomenon, the splitting of major conglomerates, the rise of ESG as a catalyst for deals and the recovery from the pandemic-induced downturn. They further examine how these trends will continue to develop in the new year.