Bloomberg Law
Jan. 6, 2022, 10:00 AM

ANALYSIS: M&A Closings Also Broke Records in 2021

Grace Maral Burnett
Grace Maral Burnett
Legal Analyst

Looking back at the stunning amount of M&A activity in 2021, two impressions—among many to be had—stand out: First, a record number of deals made it to the finish line and closed in 2021, including over a dozen mega deals that were signed in 2020 and 2019. And second, over a trillion and a half dollars in deals announced last year remain pending and still need to close. What a year, indeed.

Deals Signed in 2021

You’ve already read that, by almost every metric, 2021 was a record-breaking year for M&A. For lawyers, a key number is $4 trillion—that’s ...

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