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11 May 20233 minute read

Global M&A Intelligence Report 2023

An in-depth analysis of the Global trends, challenges and opportunities in the M&A market

Our 2023 Global M&A Intelligence Report provides you with an analysis of key global deal terms of over 5,000 private M&A transactions that we have advised on since 2015.

This year’s report delivers expanded content on topics including:

  • 2022 - a year of two halves?
  • How ESG is changing M&A
  • Merger control and FDI
  • Buy-side insurance
  • Deal terms in the US, UK and Europe – similarities and differences
  • Are deals becoming less certain?
  • Are deal terms changing in auctions?
  • Are limitations shifting in favour of buyers?
  • How deals are different in Benelux
  • M&A in Southeast Asia: Key challenges and issues

“ESG is no longer a 'nice to have' consideration in deals. It is a key part of transaction planning. ”

Sean Faehrmann, International Director, Sustainability and Organisational Change, DLA Piper Business Advisory

The statistics from our M&A Data Bank on 2022 deals also cover aspects such as closing price mechanisms, commercial warranties and deal types.

This year we have also produced a range of supplements covering regional perspectives and sector insights of the M&A market. You can view these supplements below.

Please note, requests will be reviewed and approved at the discretion of DLA Piper. We cannot guarantee you will receive the report after submitting a request. Alternatively, please get in touch with your usual DLA Piper contact to request a copy.

Please allow up to 7 working days for your soft-copy request to be processed.


“The tapering M&A market in the second half of 2022 saw deal terms start to turn in favour of buyers.”

Shane Bilardi, Partner, DLA Piper, Australia