Inbound M&A Activity Adrift Post-Election

Law360, New York (December 2, 2016, 12:07 PM EST) -- As noted in our previous report, "2016's Thriving M&A Market," this year has seen a continuation of the historically high trend of inbound mergers and acquisitions activity in the U.S. This is largely due to foreign investors' interest in a market that they view as stable and growing, especially compared to the fluctuating fiscal positions of developed countries in the EU.

However, with the unexpected results of the Nov. 8 general election, projections concerning foreign direct investment (FDI) activity for the rest of the year and the first quarter of 2017 are now askew. Our research indicated that investors were wary...

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