M&A Quarterly Update: 2022 Fourth Quarter

M&A activity in the fourth quarter of 2022 increased slightly but remained down from its record levels in recent quarters. Rising interest rates, high inflation, and volatile equity valuations will continue to pose headwinds for the M&A landscape heading into 2023. Alternative funding sources are gaining popularity as the cost of capital continues rising, and diligence standards are becoming more stringent as acquirers search for maximum value.

MA Q1 2023