US M&A Market Report June 2022
There were 543 deals completed in June of 2022. Deal count YoY is lower for Q2 2022 than Q2 2021. Capital invested took a small dip comparative to May. Companies are using M&A to try and maintain competitive advantages within their respective markets as industry trends transformed under Covid-19.
As Q2 has come to a close, 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. The Fed plans for more interest rate hikes in 2022 in hopes to curve rampant inflation in the United States.