Posted February 1 2024
Clearing the Fog: Q4 2023 Market Update

Following a year characterized by a significant drop off in activity in private equity and venture capital, the markets are beginning to demonstrate that dealmaking conditions are improving. Cooling inflation and normalizing interest rates are fostering positive sentiment in public markets which underpins recent record-breaking performance. While acquirers continue balance the risk of higher interest rates and more economic uncertainty than they have faced in the recent past, a mounting backlog of exit-ready companies and a surplus of dry powder offers optimism for dealmaking to rebound in 2024.

Join RA Capital for Our Quarterly Review of the Data and Trends for M&A and the Capital Markets

Discussion Topics:

  • Public market activity, valuations and IPO issuances
  • Venture capital activity and the outlook for VC investment
  • Debt markets trends, including current rates and spreads, leverage levels and private debt activity
  • M&A activity and valuations across sectors and transaction sizes
  • Private equity trends in investment activity, fund raising and exits
  • Market outlook for 2024