April 2022 Middle Market Monitor
Economic indicators showed promise in March, as the unemployment rate fell, and the Consumer Confidence Index rose as the United States continues to recover from the effects of COVID-19 and the fallout from the war in Ukraine. Over the course of the month, the Consumer Price Index rose by 1.2% on a seasonally adjusted basis. The public markets saw a gain with the S&P 500 rising 5.5% in March. Total middle market M&A activity, along with cross-border transactions and leveraged buyouts, increased on a month-over-month basis.