Senior M&A Partner Frank Aquila Talks with The American Lawyer on Merger Activity in 2022

August 4, 2022

Senior M&A Partner Frank Aquila spoke with The American Lawyer about the evolving nature of M&A work in the current market, with the volume and value of global M&A deals down 17 and 21 percent, respectively, compared with 2021. While high valuations made public company acquisitions difficult in late 2021 and early 2022, Frank anticipates that falling valuations could spur activity in the remainder of this year. “Now that we are at a point where some of those 52-week highs will be behind us and the valuations will have come back to a point where potential acquirers will be more interested in beginning a dialogue, I think we will see more public company transactions moving forward,” Frank said.