M&A Activity Chugs Along As Buyers Eye Safer Bets

Law360 (August 2, 2019, 11:59 AM EDT) -- Deal-making is poised for a steady second half of the year as M&A activity resists a wide array of financial, regulatory and political headwinds, though the steady dose of uncertainty is pushing acquirers toward safer bets.

The more hopeful outlook for the remainder of 2019 comes after the first half of the year proved more resilient for global M&A than many had anticipated. Market expectations at the close of 2018 were tepid amid volatility in the stock market, fears of a recession, concerns about protectionists policies and a lack of clarity about the U.K.'s anticipated departure from the European Union....

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