2021 was a challenging year for many companies with uncertain economic conditions and an ever-changing regulatory environment. One natural outcome for many businesses and industries was a marked uptick in merger and acquisitions. Global mergers and acquisitions surpassed the previous mark set in 2007 by a wide margin providing evidence that dealmaking and opportunities are on the rise. Bridge Capital Associate Inc. is proud to announce that the firm was at the forefront of a record number of mid-market M&A deals, as the firm reported its best M&A year ever in terms of size and revenues!

Our most recent year-end report shows we guided, managed, and facilitated, mergers and acquisitions deals across multiple industries at record-high levels. Despite the often challenging environment in recent years, our firm has continued to demonstrate consistent and profitable success.

Acting as a seasoned and professional broker between investment bankers, investors, and private equity firms, Bridge Capital Associates led more than 100 deals to closure with a combined market value reaching $1.8 billion. We’ve not only booked record-shattering revenue in 2021, but we’ve also tripled our deal-making from an already successful 2020. The Bridge Capital Associates team is always grateful to our clients and partners for the success we’ve achieved together in 2021.

As we move forward in 2022, we look forward to assisting many more investment bankers, firms, and investors with all types and sizes of M&A transactions.


What to Expect from the Global M&A Industry in 2022?

As mentioned above, 2021 has been an unprecedented year for mergers and acquisitions with investors completing nearly 44,000 deals in just the first 9 months of the year. These deals had a combined value of $4.3 trillion, which is above prior records.

Experts believe that this boom will continue in 2022 as well. A strong deal pipeline coupled with abundant capital, increasing economic optimism, and the rising need for technology across industries has spurred this uptick in mergers and acquisitions. The last two years have also shown us how fragile our supply chain processes are. So, companies are also leveraging M&A to strengthen their supply chain so they can brave future complications more effectively.

There are various factors including increasing interest rates, rising inflation, higher taxes, and stricter, that can influence the success of deals. The increasing regulatory scrutiny is one of them. The U.S. Department of Justice appears to be cracking down on corporate mergers with several recent rulings that block deals due to antitrust concerns.

Despite all this, most business owners expect economic growth to improve in 2022. In fact, according to a Global CEO Survey, 77% of CEOs expect global economic growth to improve in the coming months.

If you want to see more success in 2022, partner with an experienced middle-market investment banking firm for expert advice on mergers, acquisitions, and arranging private placements of debt and equity.


How Can Bridge Capital Associates Inc. Help You in 2022?

Whether you are looking to buy or sell, the team at Bridge Capital Associates can assist you with financial reporting and compliance services. We work with a broad spectrum of clients from diverse industries and leverage a combination of private equity and operating experience to help companies achieve their goals.

At Bridge Capital Associates Inc., we offer a wide range of services and an extensive network of experienced contacts so you can feel secure navigating the 2022 business landscape under our dealer platform. For more information, contact Bridge Capital Associates Inc. today.