Fueled largely by the availability of cheap financing and booming stock markets, global Merger and Acquisition (M&A) volumes topped $5 trillion for the first time ever, exceeding the previous record set in 2007 according to data from Dealogic. Of the 62,193 M&A deals struck in 2021, the United States led the way for deals, accounting for nearly half of the year’s global volume. This trend isn’t slowing either: a recent KPMG survey reports more than 80 percent of executives surveyed expect 2022 M&A volume to rise further in their industries.
Smooth M&A transitions start with preparation and identifying key areas of impact. If done ineffectively, a M&A along with an associated group move can be costly in terms of revenue, negatively impact the company culture and erode investor confidence.
Given the M&A forecast for the next year or two, HR and Global Mobility professionals may find it prudent to prepare for potential M&A and group move activities now to become a valued resource and help play a role in their success when, not if, they occur.
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