Following an intense period of record mergers and acquisitions (M&A) activity, dealmakers still maintain a healthy pipeline with cash holdings at unprecedented levels. They are, however, faced with significant headwinds and material risks including, among others, geopolitical uncertainty driving inflation and interest rises, the acceleration of the digital economy, a constantly changing tax landscape, sophisticated cyber threats, heightened scrutiny of environmental, social and governance programs and a challenging talent market that puts pressure on people programs and integration.
These forces make mergers and acquisitions and other capital market transactions complex, time-critical and highly specialized. To optimize your return on investment, it is imperative to secure risks across multiple business disciplines and functions, and in a tightening environment, rethink your approach to unlocking capital and managing risks identified in the deal process.
To unlock added value in today's environment, business and transaction leaders should understand and embrace the following trends: