Bloomberg Law
May 18, 2020, 9:14 AM

ANALYSIS: M&A After the Boom

Grace Maral Burnett
Grace Maral Burnett
Legal Analyst

Beyond short-term impacts, like deal terminations and related litigation, and trends we expect to see for the duration of the downturn, such as distressed deals and management buyouts, the beginnings of potential longer-term changes in M&A dealmaking are also emerging. Some of the crisis’s effects on contract drafting and deal logistics may even be permanent.

Less M&A, and Way Less Mega M&A

The M&A market has contracted significantly, indicating that the boom of recent years is over. Looking at pending and completed announced global mergers and acquisition deals only, 2020’s year-to-date dollar deal volume for the middle, large, and ...

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