Analysis

Buyers Struggle To Stomach Valuation Gap Amid Uncertainty

Law360, New York (July 6, 2017, 6:24 PM EDT) -- The U.S. mergers and acquisitions market is turning out to be a choppy one, a trend that's slated to continue into the second half of 2017 as uncertainty in the political and economic climate makes the valuation gap more difficult to bridge.

Deal makers at the beginning of 2017 often described their outlook for M&A in the coming year as "cautiously optimistic." Although the election of President Donald Trump was a shock, it ultimately spurred a rise in the stock market dubbed the Trump bump, suggested that a lighter regulatory environment was imminent and ushered in the promise of corporate tax...

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