Financial Deals to Accelerate in 2018 Amid Continued Consolidation

According to our Global Transactions Forecast, we anticipate that global M&A values in the financial sector will rise to USD 616 billion in 2018, up 25% from USD 462 billion in 2017. Similarly global IPO values will grow nearly 40% to USD 84 billion, led by FinTech unicorns raising capital for disruption, many of which will be Asian based.

Post-Acquisition Integration and Antitrust Compliance

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All too many companies have woken up well after closing to the fact that a newly acquired business is involved in serious antitrust violations, which could trigger fines running into the millions. Sellers have found themselves completely exposed by leniency applications in relation to conduct of their former subsidiaries that were lodged by the new parent. Buyers and sellers alike should keep antitrust compliance at the top of their radar screen for every contemplated transaction.

This webinar focuses on:

  • The Parent Liability Trap in the EU
  • The perspective from the US, China and Russia
  • Practical compliance tips for buyers and sellers
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