About this Report
In the current environment of political and economic instability brought on by trade wars, Brexit and nationalism (to name a few), cross-border transactions are running into a complex array of challenges in a growing number of countries. Political intervention, increased regulatory scrutiny, shareholder activism and foreign investment restrictions are just some of the trends impacting valuations, execution risk and post-merger synergies. The ability to meet balance sheet objectives, anticipate issues and adhere to sensitive deadlines depends on well-resourced and coordinated legal expertise.
On a global scale, due diligence continues to rank as a top area of concern for M&A practitioners with 18% of member firms surveyed confirming that the process was top of mind when executing transactions.