2021 Transactional Year in Review and 2022 Forecast
As M&A activity shattered records in 2021, dealmakers faced challenges both familiar and new. From SPAC litigation, to enhanced FDI and antitrust scrutiny of transactions worldwide, to the fast-growing focus on ESG and sustainability, the developments of 2021 will impact dealmaking into 2022 and well beyond.
In this new era of unpredictability, clients turned to Jones Day for some of their most significant, novel, and complex transactions, ranging from carve-outs, leveraged buyouts, and public deals, to P3s and NFTs.
Will risks in the financing market, tighter regulations, and the continuing impact of COVID-19 put an end to the frenzied pace of dealmaking, or will 2022 be another dynamic year? Read more in Jones Day's 2021 Transactional Year in Review and 2022 Forecast.
Table of Contents
Transactional Perspectives on 2022
SPAC Year in Review and 2022 Outlook
Emerging Developments in Corporate Governance, Impact of COVID-19, and Looking Ahead to 2022
2021 Shareholder Activism Highlights
The ESG Surge Continues: Focus on Europe
Crafting Divestiture Agreements in the Context of Merger Investigations
Until Enacted or Withdrawn, Proposed U.S. Tax Reform Continues to Have an Effect on M&A and Private Equity Transactions
FDI Regimes Continue to Expand and Increase Scrutiny of Transactions Worldwide
Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act: Overview and the Role of P3s
New Data Privacy Law in China
Trends in European Public M&A
Superannuation Funds Take Center Stage in Australian Take-Privates—and Will Increasingly Need to Invest Outside Australia
Key Considerations in Carve-Out Transactions