Between September 28–October 2, 2021 SRS Acquiom surveyed 144 M&A professionals, including M&A attorneys, investment bankers, strategic and financial buyers, regarding their views of the current U.S. government tax proposals and the impact of tax reform on M&A. This SRS Acquiom Barometer survey explored questions including:

      1. For your clients / your business, what aspect(s) of the proposed tax changes do you find most concerning?
      2. Are the proposed tax changes causing an acceleration in your or your clients’ M&A deal activity before the end of 2021?
      3. Do you foresee a slowdown in your or your clients’ M&A deal activity in 2022 as a result of the implementation of proposed tax changes?
      4. For your or your clients’ business strategy, are you concerned about state tax policies following federal precedents for the 2022 planning horizon?
      5. For your or your clients’ business strategy, how may the proposed tax changes impact international M&A activities?
      6. For your or your clients’ business strategy, which tax attributes are of greatest concern in analyzing M&A cash flows and exit plans?
      7. How will the proposed tax implications shift M&A strategies for your business or your clients?
      8. For your or your clients’ business strategy, how actively are you assessing the 2022 proposed tax changes in your M&A due diligence process?

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