Southeast M&A Market Report May 2022

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There were 99 M&A transactions completed in May in the Southeast.. The slow start in deal count for 2022 continues as YoY deal count continued its five-month skid comparative to 2021.

As we’ve moved into the first portion of Q2, some investors have viewed the market uncertainty to close deals a more reasonable valuations in comparison to 2021. 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. The Fed plans for five more interest rate hikes in 2022 in hopes to curve rampant inflation in the United States.

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