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Sep 27, 2022

The Increasing Importance of ESG in M&A Dealmaking

The need to contend with climate change is becoming increasingly apparent, as extreme weather events become more commonplace. Unsurprisingly, this has led to increased interest in investment strategies that place greater emphasis on environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) considerations. Globally, ESG assets are on track to surpass $53 trillion by 2025, which would account for more than one-third of the projected total global AUM of $140.5 trillion. With Europe leading the way in ESG momentum, we surveyed 150 European dealmakers about their views on how ESG is affecting M&A.

May 25, 2022

Gender Diversity and Dealmaking 2022: Research Results

In a follow-up to the first edition of Gender Diversity & M&A Outcomes published in 2020, SS&C Intralinks, in partnership with Mergermarket and the M&A Research Centre (MARC) at Bayes Business School, City, University of London, has released a follow-up report. Historic M&A activity from the second half of 2020 set the stage for the research—the total value of all deals across 2021 came to $5.7 billion, representing an 83% annual rise over 2020 and overtaking the previous record set in 2015. It is against this backdrop that we analyzed more than 11,000 M&A deals and spoke to a panel of senior leaders to discern the differences between the outcomes of deals initiated by companies with female leadership and those with less gender diversity at the CEO and board level.

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