The Russian M&A market has shown a decline in the number of announced and completed deals over the past 5 years. The largest decrease is recorded in 2020 (-35.7% vs. 2021 announced and -40% closed). Against the backdrop of the covid crisis many companies abandoned previously planned deals in favor of supporting the operating activities of existing assets. In 2021 the number of announced and closed deals decreased by 18.7% and 20% respectively.
M&A transactions: Russia