Despite rising interest rates and difficulties in execution, activity this year was surprisingly robust, however it is predicted that the next 12 months will be volatile and unpredictable.

Our 13th M&A Outlook uncovers prominent trends from the last 12 months and identifies compelling predictions for 2024. We look beyond statistics to consider what strategies and drivers will really matter to bidders, targets and shareholders undertaking a public M&A deal in 2024.

Emerging trends for 2024

M&A Outlook 2024 Emerging trends

Deal volume and value in 2023

M&A Outlook 2024 Deal volume and value

How did last year's predictions fare?

M&A Outlook 2024 - last year's predictions