S&P Global Webinar – M&A in Focus: Regulatory Shifts in the US Acquisitions Landscape

September 25, 2023
Event details
September 25, 2023
11:00 am – 12:00 pm Eastern Standard Time

Event summary

M&A volumes have been on the decline for more than six quarters, and the regulatory environment is creating more headwinds. In many cases, deal approvals are taking longer, and US regulators are poised to continue challenging transactions even after they’ve suffered setbacks in the courts. In recent months, the Federal Trade Commission and Department of Justice have proposed an update to the merger draft guidelines used by agencies to determine compliance with federal antitrust laws and a redesign of the premerger notification requirements under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Act. Which trends and strategies can help deal-makers get off the M&A sidelines?

Cooley partner Megan Browdie spoke on this panel.

The panel discussed: 

  • An overview of M&A activity and terminations.
  • Antitrust scrutiny and its impact on activity.
  • Challenges in the regulatory proposals.
  • Tech M&A deal impacts.
  • Regulatory developments to track from a corporate strategic viewpoint.

For more information, please email Yena Lee.

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