Despite a flurry of challenges and a tough macro-economic climate in which to close deals, 2022 saw more mergers & acquisitions (M&As) signed and closed than in 2021.

A tally of IntraFish coverage on deals shows 83 mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures closed in 2022, compared to 65 deals the year prior.

The volume of 2022 deals was also higher than the roughly 75 deals that closed in the pre-pandemic year of 2019 and the 60 deals that closed during the onset of the pandemic and the ensuing lockdowns across the globe in 2020, according to IntraFish reporting.