Global M&A - Q3 2022

Published on 02 Jan, 2023

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In the third quarter, dealmakers’ appetite for M&A fell even further. The number of global M&A transactions declined for the third consecutive quarter in Q3 2022, as the rising interest rates, continued inflation, and impending recession posed challenges for dealmakers. The total deal value was US$ 573 billion in Q3 2022, a 42% decrease from the previous quarter’s total of US$ 981 billion. 

Despite the general slowdown in the M&A market, investors increased stakes in various areas, including technology, real estate, industrials, and healthcare. The amount of M&A activity this year has been considerably less than anticipated. Inflation, global unrest, and rising interest rates are some factors that slowed M&A activity this year. However, these factors may present opportunities for dealmakers in 2023, including distressed M&A and ESG opportunities, with the energy and technology sectors expected to dominate in the near future.