Southeast M&A Market Report August 2022
There were 95 M&A transactions completed in August in the Southeast.. The slow start in deal count for 2022 continues as YoY deal count continued its six-month skid comparative to 2021.
As Q2 has come to a close and we move through Q3, deal counts have begun to slow down with the uncertainty in the current market. High-growth stocks have tumbled under fear of higher interest rates leading to an increase in discount rates. This would in turn drag down valuations seen over the past year and further stifle M&A activity going forward. Private Creditors are beginning to come down a turn or more on leverage, which will slow deal count down even more moving deeper into 2022.