Silhouettes of business people shaking hands in front of a blue, digital backdrop. MarshBerry reports there were 708 announced 2022 M&A transactions in the United States as of January 3, 2023 – a decrease of 24.3% from the 924 deals in 2021. (Credit: metamorworks/Shutterstock.com)

Merger and acquisition (M&A) activity likely had its second-highest deal count on record in 2022, despite standing against a challenging economic backdrop, according to MarshBerry’s Q4 2022 Quarterly M&A Market Update. 2021 holds the record for the most announced deals, and also marked the fifth-straight year for highs in M&A deals and valuation multiples.

MarshBerry reports there were 708 announced 2022 M&A transactions in the United States as of January 3, 2023 – a decrease of 24.3% from the 924 deals in 2021. They predict that once all deals from 2022 are announced, the number will surpass the 712 announced transactions in 2020, which currently sits in the number-two spot for most deals.

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Brittney Meredith-Miller

Brittney Meredith-Miller is assistant editor of PropertyCasualty360.com. She can be reached at [email protected]

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