Merger and acquisition (M&A) transactions are increasing – in frequency and complexity. Dealmakers have rarely experienced a period like this. Each quarter since late 2020 seems to set new records in terms of global deal value or volume, as recovery in M&A activity from the lows of the COVID-19 pandemic continues.
The nature of deals continues to evolve as well, marked by features that would have been unfamiliar to dealmakers just a few years ago: the prominence of environmental, social and governance (ESG) considerations; the centrality of digital technology to most business models and the global nature of business.
Aon convened global M&A dealmakers and the experts who advise them to glean insights into the state of the M&A landscape and the most important considerations for global business leaders.
On the latest episode of the “On Aon” podcast, host Julia Olivares, Head of Internal Communications, Aon Australia, is joined by Aon’s Global Co-CEO of M&A and Transactions Solutions Alistair Lester. They dive into the study findings, key trends in the M&A space and how the ways in which we define and calculate “value” have evolved.