As the pandemic recedes, M&A and investment activity wasted no time ramping up activity after the world was pretty much in lockdown this time last year. Brands have become more resilient in their ability to deal with shifts in consumer behavior and supply chain uncertainties, which are expected to continue for the foreseeable future. According to *Crunchbase*, global venture capital funding for the first half of 2021 shattered records. Investors put more than $288 billion into deals worldwide, nearly doubling levels from a year ago.
Beauty Deals: Investment and M&A Transactions Q2 2021: