Lex Mundi Publishes New Report on M&A Trends Around the World

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Lex Mundi Publishes New Global M&A Trends Report.

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A valuable and useful resource for legal advisers and deal makers when advising businesses on cross-border deals in 2020.

Lex Mundi, in conjunction with members of the Lex Mundi Cross-Border Transactions Group, has published a new report - Lex Mundi Global M&A Trends Report.

The report was developed to help in-house counsel and private practitioners understand the challenges and trends impacting cross-border transactions in the current environment of political and economic instability in a growing number of countries.

In light of the increasingly complex global market, the report compiles the insights of 69 member firms from across the globe with regards to 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 predictions for 2020.

Some of the key findings in the report include:

  • Due diligence and transaction structure rank as top concerns for M&A practitioners
  • Despite global uncertainly in the market, nearly 60% of the member firms contributing to the report expect deal activity in 2020 to remain the same
  • Practitioners are seeing most M&A activity in the energy and power sectors, financial services, manufacturing, technology, and healthcare and life sciences

Jenny Karlsson, Senior Business Development Manager with Lex Mundi commented, “While the report is a great example of how our member firms collaborate on a global level and demonstrates their indigenous expertise in M&A in their respective jurisdictions, we also think it provides a valuable and useful resource for legal advisers and deal makers when advising businesses on cross-border deals in 2020.”

The Lex Mundi Global M&A Trends Report can be accessed free of charge on the Lex Mundi website at: https://www.lexmundi.com/lexmundi/Global_MA_Trends_Report.asp.

About Lex Mundi
Lex Mundi is the world’s leading network of independent law firms with in-depth experience in 100+ countries. Lex Mundi member firms offer clients preferred access to more than 21,000 lawyers worldwide – a global resource of unmatched breadth and depth. Each member firm is selected on the basis of its leadership in – and continued commitment to – its local market. The Lex Mundi principle is one independent firm for each jurisdiction. Firms must maintain their level of excellence to retain membership within Lex Mundi.

Through close collaboration, information-sharing, training and inter-firm initiatives, the Lex Mundi network is an assurance of connected, on-the ground expertise in every market in which a client needs to operate. Through its global client service platform, Lex Mundi members are able to handle seamlessly their clients’ most challenging cross-border transactions and disputes.

Member law firms are located throughout Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia and the Pacific, Latin America and the Caribbean and North America. Through Lex Mundi’s nonprofit affiliate, the Lex Mundi Pro Bono Foundation, members also provide pro bono legal assistance to social entrepreneurs around the globe.

For more information, please visit http://www.lexmundi.com and http://www.lexmundiprobono.org.

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