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What Do Elections Mean For M&A

As the United States approaches its 60th presidential election on November 5, 2024, we’ve identified some of the key ways this lead-up to the polls is likely to positively impact M&A activity.


2024 M&A outlook

2024: A Return to Confidence

Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) happen when dealmakers possess not only cash but confidence. In 2024, that's the transformative combination we expect to see.


What To Expect For Middle Market Company Valuations In 2024

The 13th annual survey conducted by Citizens Bank regarding the M&A outlook for 2024 points to the highest levels of optimism in several years for dealmaking activity this year. Solid expectations for the U.S. economy and rising enthusiasm among buyers underscore this much-welcomed optimism.


2023 M&A Outlook

Back in 2021, the M&A market enjoyed record-level activity. But 2021 was an anomaly because it followed 2020 when so many deals were put on hold due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 2022 seemed like a slower year, but it was actually a return to normalcy. 2023 is expected to be strong for the middle market, as buyer focus shifts from public markets to private markets. While interest rates have been going up, both strategic and financial buyers are still sitting on record levels of cash. 2023 could actually signify a return to normal for the market and be a great year for business owners looking to sell their companies. 


Current M&A Outlook Into 2023

In 2021 and early 2022, we saw record-breaking levels of M&A activity in the United States and around the world, and many business owners are wondering how long this cycle
will last.


2022 Digital Healthcare Industry Report

The global overall healthcare industry value is projected to reach $665.37 billion by 2028. Focusing on the global digital healthcare segment of the market, it was valued at $145.57 billion in 2021, and it is expected to reach $430.52 billion by 2028, growing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 16.9%.
The COVID-19 pandemic led to significant shifts in the healthcare sector, as there was an urgent need to adapt and embrace new ways of operating. Many of these changes ushered in the latest in digital healthcare technology and are here to stay. The digital health segment applies software, hardware, and other tech services to the healthcare sector. The space is comprised of categories such as: 

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