SRS Acquiom Barometer: 2024 M&A Outlook

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How are M&A professionals viewing the year ahead? Will an M&A recovery start to take effect or will sustained market volatility hinder a rebound? What factors will drive M&A deal volume in 2024?


SRS Acquiom surveyed 266 M&A professionals across law firms, investment banks, strategic buyers, private equity, and venture capital between January 4 and January 11, 2024, for their views on the 2024 M&A outlook, revealing insights on such topics as:


  • M&A deal volumes relative to a year ago
  • Outlook for M&A deal volume and size in 2024 
  • Expectations for interest rate changes from the U.S. Federal Reserve 
  • Macro event(s) having the most impact on transactions and growth 
  • Availability of credit for M&A transactions
  • And more

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Kip Wallen

Senior Director, Thought Leadership tel:720-452-5364

Kip Wallen is a senior director leading the SRS Acquiom thought leadership practice. He leverages his extensive expertise and SRS Acquiom proprietary data to produce resourceful content regularly utilized by market practitioners. Kip has broad experience in M&A and provides guidance on market standards and trends.

Previously, Kip was a Director with the SRS Acquiom Transactional Group, where he collaborated with clients and counsel to negotiate M&A documents including purchase, escrow, payments, and other transactional agreements. Before joining SRS Acquiom, Kip was an attorney with a Denver-based boutique business law firm where he assisted clients with M&A transactions as well as general corporate governance and securities matters.

Kip is an avid supporter of the Colorado Symphony, serving on the Associate Board and Colorado Symphony Fund Board, and the Colorado Rockies. He is an active participant on the American Bar Association’s M&A Committee. In 2016, Kip completed Leadership 20 with the Denver chapter of the Association for Corporate Growth.

Kip received his J.D. from the Sturm College of Law at the University of Denver and an M.S. in Economics, B.S. in Economics and B.A. in International Relations from Lehigh University. He is a member of the Colorado bar.

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