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2020 was a year with plenty of challenges and disruption; it was also a year that fostered creativity and resiliency. While we currently sit in a race between effective vaccine rollouts and another wave of the virus, the country is continuing to digest the lasting impact of the last 12months. The M&A environment has shown resilience and a strong bounce-back in both deal volume and deal size in the second half of 2020 which are all indicators to suggest this activity will continue through 2021.The pandemic’s effect on the M&A market was severe and immediate with both deal volume and deal size dropping immediately. While year-over-year deal volume was down each quarter, total transactions made a meaningful bounce-back in Q4 and, given the median deal size was meaningfully higher in Q4, the data suggests transactions for quality opportunities were delayed instead of completely shelved during the year.