We keep tracking the global M&A market policy to let our readers to know the updated M&A rules in different areas. Here we collect the M&A policy in April 2022.
Global market data/policies this week:
Global mergers and acquisitions fell to the lowest levels since the pandemic.
Global mergers and acquisitions fell to their lowest levels since the start of the coronavirus pandemic as soaring inflation, tighter regulations and a slowdown in record M&A activity due to the conflict in Russia and Ukraine. Deals closed in the first quarter of 2022 were valued at just over $1 trillion, down 23% from a year earlier, according to Refinitiv data, as the world faces a drop in M&A activity. Despite the economic slowdown, private equity groups enjoyed their strongest start to the year, backing deals valued at $288 billion, up 17 percent from the first three months of 2021 as they deployed a trove of cash accumulated during the pandemic %. Microsoft’s $75 billion acquisition of gaming company Activision Blizzard was the biggest deal so far this year, followed by Prologis, the world’s largest warehouse owner, buying Blackstone’s European warehouse Mileaway for 21 billion euros.