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.
In light of the increasingly complex global market, 69 Lex Mundi member firms from across the globe have shared their insights in respect of mergers and acquisitions (M&A) in their respective jurisdictions, including key concerns facing private company M&A practitioners, deal activity by market segment and sector, and their predictions for 2020.
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.
This report was produced by the Lex Mundi Cross-Border Transactions (CBT) Group.