Podcast: How High Can EMEA M&A Go in 2022?

The Real Deal Podcast

2021 was a vintage year for mergers and acquisitions (M&A) in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA), with more than USD 1.4 trillion in deals, according to Dealogic — the highest total since 2007. Against the backdrop of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, what’s led this charge? How high can the market go in 2022? Host Julie-Anna Needham and Mergermarket EMEA Managing Editor John West discuss the state of play for EMEA dealmaking and what lies ahead in the coming 12 months. Dealcast is presented by Mergermarket and SS&C Intralinks.

This episode was recorded before the Bank of England increased interest rates on December 16, 2021.

In this episode, you'll learn about:

  • Continuing pent-up demand and stores of dry powder
  • Strong Tech and Healthcare sector performances
  • The upswing in megadeals
  • Inflation and expected tightening