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2022 M&A Trends Survey: The future of M&A from Deloitte.
Dealmaking trends to help you pivot on M&A’s fast-changing playing field. The M&A market is hot, with current M&A trends indicating an upcoming run. But that doesn’t mean next year will come without challenges. Explore insights from corporate and private equity firm dealmakers that can help your company anticipate obstacles, adapt to evolving regulation, and innovate its M&A strategy.
From a legal point of view, a merger is a legal consolidation of two entities into one, whereas an acquisition occurs when one entity takes ownership of another entity’s share capital, equity interests or assets. From a commercial and economic point of view, both types of transactions generally result in the consolidation of assets and liabilities under one entity, and the distinction between a “merger” and an “acquisition” is less clear. A transaction legally structured as an acquisition may have the effect of placing one party’s business under the indirect ownership of the other party’s shareholders, while a transaction legally structured as a merger may give each party’s shareholders partial ownership and control of the combined enterprise. A deal may be euphemistically called a merger of equals if both CEOs agree that joining together is in the best interest of both of their companies, while when the deal is unfriendly (that is, when the management of the target company opposes the deal) it may be regarded as an “acquisition”.