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May 3 at 8:30 am PDT | Global M&A is Chasing Records

May 3 at 8:30 am PDT | Global M&A is Chasing Records

M&A transactions in 2022 look set to chase the record levels achieved in 2021 despite increased headwinds. Driving this trend are vast amounts of private equity dry powder and hundreds of SPACs without a merger that will need to close in the next year. However, with all this competition comes higher multiples and the need to seek out more complex and potentially riskier deals. What other trends should we expect for the global M&A market this year? How will the deal-making environment be impacted by the proliferation of economic sanctions?


Ed Hammond
Senior Deals Reporter, Bloomberg


Christopher Blum
Managing Director and Head of Leveraged Finance, BNP Paribas

Steven Geller
Managing Director and Global Co-Head of M&A, Investment Banking, and Capital Markets, Credit Suisse

Drew Goldman
Global Head of Investment Banking Coverage and Advisory, Deutsche Bank

Melissa Sawyer
Partner, Global Head of Mergers and Acquisitions, Co-Head Corporate Governance, Sullivan & Cromwell LLP

Kevin Sherlock
Managing Director and Co-Head of Global Financial Sponsors, Bank of America