Bloomberg Law
Nov. 29, 2021, 5:05 PM

ANALYSIS: Could Omicron Bring More M&A Deal Terminations?

Grace Maral Burnett
Grace Maral Burnett
Legal Analyst

This year we have seen terminations in a total of 252 mergers and acquisitions deals. This year-to-date termination count falls well below 2020’s total of 321 for the same category of transactions. Could the omicron variant of the Covid-19 virus, which the World Health Organization just designated as a variant of concern on Nov. 26, potentially shift the trend toward more deal terminations?

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