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Global trends in private M&A 2024

We have recently produced our annual client presentation on Global trends in private M&A. Our findings draw on an in-depth analysis of 1,850 private M&A deals that A&O has advised on globally, looking at deal dynamics, execution risks and deal terms. This has given us exceptional insight into evolving global and regional trends in market practice.

Key themes for 2023 include:

  • Another subdued year for M&A
  • Auction activity remains static
  • Pressure building on private equity
  • Sellers stay focused on execution risk despite softer M&A market
  • Foreign investment approvals now needed in a quarter of deals
  • W&I insurance makes a comeback in private equity exits
  • Challenging conditions continue to impact global deal dynamics
Please speak to your usual Allen & Overy contact if you would like to schedule a briefing on these trends.