March 2021: RELATIVELY STRONG M&A ACTIVITY IN THE USA 

M&A activity in the USA has been relatively strong through the end of 2020 and 1Q21.  In 2020, many deals that were delayed due to the onset of Covid were closed in 3Q and 4Q.  Concerns over the new Democratic leadership and potential plans to raise capital gains taxes on the sale of businesses have accelerated demand for transactions.

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