M&A Quarterly Update: 2021 Fourth Quarter

Welcome to the quarterly M&A update for 2021. This Quarter Report analyzes data from the fourth quarter of 2021.

North America M&A activity continued at a rapid pace in the fourth quarter of 2021. More than 5,300 deals closed for a combined $843.41 billion transaction value in the quarter, setting both a deal count and value record. As of December 31, an estimated 18,538 deals have been completed in 2021 for a total value of $2.75 billion. This is an increase of $507.65 billion in deal value recorded compared to 2020.