Bloomberg Law Analysis

ANALYSIS: 2020 M&A Closings and Terminations Show Resilience

Jan. 7, 2021, 9:08 AM

The impressive number of M&A deals that made it to the finish line and closed in 2020, as well as a typical number of deals that fell apart, are both causes for optimism in 2021. Together, they paint a picture of how resilient and persistent the M&A market and deal makers have been amid this pandemic.

Last year, a total of 7,156 mergers and acquisitions deals valued at $1 million or greater resulting in control of the acquired company or assets were successfully completed. Consistent with the overall lower level of deal activity last year, this number of completed transactions...

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