Data Trends To Watch In M&A And Competition Investigations

By Andrea Levine and Tim Anderson (July 23, 2021, 5:23 PM EDT) -- Investors and deal makers around the world are seeing a big year in mergers and acquisitions activity despite continuing economic fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic — or in some cases, as a result of it.

Insights from late 2020 and so far this year[1] indicate an acceleration of early-stage transactions and due diligence activity.

FTI Consulting's 2021 Resilience Barometer[2] reported that more than 60% of large, global organizations agree that their company has been a target of aggressive M&A activity since COVID-19 began.

With an uptick in deal making will also come an increase in investigatory activity. In the Resilience Barometer,...

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