Breaking Down the “Real” Threats to M&A Activity in 2023

In this episode of The Insight, Russ Hutchinson, COO of global M&A, breaks down the drivers and headwinds of M&A activity over the past two years and why he views high interest rates in particular as a surmountable obstacle to a more constructive dealmaking environment.

Hutchinson remains cautiously optimistic that M&A will experience a resurgence this year, driven by a number of underlying factors that remain steadfast (desire for corporate simplification, ample dry powder, etc.) despite a persistently complex macro backdrop.