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How is private equity responding to prevailing economic headwinds?

July 14, 2022

Following a record year for the industry in 2021, Cherry Bekaert’s transaction advisory team offers insights

By all accounts, 2021 was a record year for private equity M&A, and through Q1 2022, M&A deal activity has remained strong. However, variables such as inflation, supply chain delays, labor market constraints, and rising interest rates suggest there may be challenges on the M&A horizon.

Responding to a series of questions, Cherry Bekaert’s Deal Advisory team, represented by Al Sanifar and Sidney Glick, offers insights on the prevailing macroeconomic landscape and the impact it is having on M&A deal activity. In addition, this article explores how effective due diligence and proactive approaches to transaction tax structuring can lead to successful deal execution and yield maximum returns for sponsors regardless of the economic cycle.

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