Podcast: Can M&A Activity Stay Strong After Record Year?
How M&As is Affecting Corporate Real Estate Strategy
March 08, 2022
According to commercial real estate and REIT specialists, there is no surprise that M&A activity picked up in 2021, particularly after the health crisis slowed or killed many M&A deals in 2020. Last year, the value of mergers and acquisitions across the U.S. hit $2.6 trillion, which is twice the 2020 volume, according to Dealogic data.
In 2021, the very busy M&A market surpassed all records and experts expect the same strength in M&Aamp; activity to follow this year as well. However, it is possible that the markets might get slowed down to a certain extent due to rising inflation and potential tighter regulations.
In a podcast with Commercial Property Executive, Rob Raymond, Managing Director in FTI’s Real Estate industry practice, discusses what impacted the upturn in M&A activity last year and how it influenced companies’ real estate decisions and needs.
The M&A environment in 2021 (0:37)
The impact of government stimulus (2:11)
Can operational synergy be achieved? (4:42)
Legacy headquarters (5:41)
Ramifications and considerations of company carve-outs (8:20)
Expectations for 2022 (9:50)
Potential impact of rising inflation (10:08)