US Dealmaking Falters In Q3 Amid Recession Concerns

Law360 (October 8, 2019, 2:55 PM EDT) -- Recession fears are fueling trepidation in a mergers and acquisitions environment already bruised by global geopolitical headwinds, weighing on a previously resistant U.S. deals market and further pulling down global M&A.

Transaction value globally fell 11.4% year-over-year as of the end of the third quarter of 2019, landing at $2.49 trillion year-to-date, according to the latest quarterly report released by Mergermarket last week.

In the third quarter alone, global transaction value slumped 21.2% compared to the same stretch of 2018, landing at $622.2 billion, with 1,164 fewer deals announced, according to Mergermarket. 

That dropoff is tied to a dip in U.S....

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