In this latest annual review of key trends for Chemical Industry M&A, Natrium Capital looks back at the challenges of 2023 and the outlook for 2024. In our review of 2022, we had set out our expectations for a challenging 2023. It indeed turned out to be a challenging time and this difficult environment led to a slower year for M&A across the board. Despite this, good deals continued to progress to completion, highlighting that even in the most challenging economic conditions transactions can and do occur.
2024 will see half the world’s population going to the polls, adding an element of risk to prospects, but may herald short-term economic stimulus. Against a backdrop of geopolitical tensions, these elections have the potential to cause sizeable economic shocks.
Natrium Capital is cautiously optimistic that, despite the potential for political upheaval, 2024 will be an environment that is more conducive to M&A execution.
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