For this year’s issue, Fortune dug through more than 100 predictions, ranging from quick takes on whether venture capitalists would run for office to thoughtful analysis on whether philosophy majors will be at the top of the hire list in an artificial intelligence-powered world. What about for M&A? Here is what readers said 2023 would have in store specifically for acquisitions. “There will be massive consolidation among M&A advisory firms (and to some degree law firms) as the number of high-profile deals dwindles. Well diversified firms with a middle market focus will be more resilient," said Private Equity partner Brian McPeake.