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Insight Weekly: Cybersecurity M&A momentum; US banks' loan growth; miners' labor supply woes

Today is Tuesday, June 07, 2022, and here’s your weekly selection of essential intelligence on financial markets and the global economy from S&P Global Market Intelligence. Subscribe to be notified of each new Insight Weekly.

In this edition, we put the spotlight on M&A activity in the cybersecurity sector. Deal volume jumped 26.3% year over year in the first quarter, and the full-year total is likely to edge above 2021, a record year for sector deals. Several factors have driven the pace of M&A, including increasing cybersecurity demand due to new enterprise dynamics catalyzed by the COVID-19 pandemic. Analysts expect the M&A momentum to continue as the fundamentals supporting the sector's market-beating transaction valuations remain firmly in place.

U.S. bank lending has maintained its upward trend despite tightening financial conditions as the Federal Reserve moves to cool off the economy and rein in inflation. Commercial and industrial loans continued to lead lending growth, with a median sequential increase of 5.1% in the first quarter across the big banks. While lending has continued to expand and banks have refreshed projections for growth this year, a shift in the trajectory of underwriting standards is raising doubts about the outlook.

The skilled employee shortage impacting the global mining sector has intensified amid declining labor force participation rates in advanced economies and substantial changes in workers' preferences due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In the U.S., mining and logging sector employment, excluding oil and gas, declined 8.1% year over year in April, according to government data. A tighter labor market may result in higher labor costs as companies must pay more to competitively attract and retain employees.

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