Given the prevailing uncertainty affecting
deal-making, it’s no wonder counsel are pushing
some tools and techniques to encourage
| What features will grow in
popularity in 2017 to offset the challenges facing global
In defiance of the extreme levels of political
uncertainty seen throughout, it can't be denied that 2016 was a
big year for M&A. A surge in deals at the year-end brought
the closing total to $3.6 trillion, making last year (almost)
the best year on record since the financial crisis. And for
British companies in particular, buoyed by a weak pound, the
merger mania has so far continued well into 2017, with a range
of fresh takeovers already in the works.
Britain has had its strongest start in M&A to any year
since 2008, suggesting many are opting for safety in size to
shield themselves against the...