As we start the new year, we take a look back at some of our highlights from 2021, and offer our view for the year ahead.
Despite the ongoing uncertainty caused by the pandemic, 2021 was another very busy year for Ropes & Gray in London. As the pre-eminent international law firm for private capital, we helped our international client base complete deals in challenging conditions across the private capital markets. These included cross border buyouts, M&A, P2Ps, bolt-ons, new financings and refinancings, and minority investments with significant activity across the healthcare, life sciences and TMT sectors in particular.
Please click here to see some of our representative matters of 2021 as well as our expectations for 2022.
PE funds saw a remarkable surge in deal and fundraising activity. Capital piles have mushroomed and dealmakers posted new records for buyout and exit activity. There was an eagerness to make up the ground that was lost in 2020, spurring deals across the board. Also, the industry adapted to executing deals remotely, providing even greater reach and opportunity.