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A pedestrian carrying an umbrella passes a U.S. flag on Wall Street in front of the exterior of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York, U.S. Photographer: Scott Eells/Bloomberg

Big Deals Slow as Uncertainty Persists in Trump Era

Big Deals Slow as Uncertainty Persists in Trump Era

By Liz Crampton, Bloomberg BNA  Mega-deal activity in the U.S. has slowed as doubt continues about President Donald Trump’s administration’s direction, according to M&A and antitrust attorneys. A lack of permanent antitrust leadership has created uncertainty on Wall Street about dealmaking. That unease could mount as there’s no clear timetable for when the Senate will

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Dealmakers Get Brexit Blues in ‘Biggest Demerger in History’

By Ruth David, Aaron Kirchfeld, and Dinesh Nair, Bloomberg News European dealmakers hoping today would open the floodgates for mergers and share sales are bracing for a longer drought. Britain’s decision to leave the European Union “will be the biggest demerger in history,” Richard Cranfield, a corporate partner at Allen & Overy LLP, said. “A healthy M&A market


The LBO for Life Time Fitness Is in the Club in More Ways Than One

Illustration by geralt (Pixabay) Are club deals — in which several private equity firms band together for a leveraged buyout — back in vogue? The $4.0 billion deal announced Monday for Life Time Fitness, Inc. suggests that a revival of  consortium acquisitions could occur. And that should keep the lawyers who advise the buyout shops