Dealmakers Find Stable Ground Amid Economic Uncertainty
Even amidst a strained financing environment, stubborn inflation, and higher interest rates, dealmakers in the U.S. M&A market continue to find solid footing
We hope and trust you will find the following report and its insights valuable as you navigate the M&A environment in the coming months. We would like to thank all survey respondents for their time and insights.
Overheard at the M&A Launch Event
On November 6th, Dykema gathered a select group of industry insiders and thought leaders in Detroit to launch our 2023 M&A Outlook Survey. Here’s a recap.
Increasingly, companies are turning to AI to enhance their services, software applications, and integrations, leading to a parallel rise in cybersecurity issues and risks. As the adoption of AI technologies accelerates, new challenges will emerge in M&A discussions, including complex negotiations around data usage and protection, as well as risk allocation. These topics are now frequently featured in representations and warranties, indemnities, and limitations of liability clauses between the parties to the transaction. Though these challenges may slow activity in some sectors, expect the financial services sector to plow ahead, continuing its investments in cybersecurity measures to meet consumer and regulatory demands, while placing an intense focus on investing in AI to better analyze customer data.
Activity level: Balanced growth
Despite difficult financing conditions, stubborn inflation, and high interest rates, dealmakers…