By James Wilson
The next three or four years will prove to be a tricky
landscape for M&A transactions, not least in navigating
regulatory uncertainty. The UK market will be dominated by its
exit from the EU, with a myriad of regulatory implications.
Quite aside from this, the UK has been looking at introducing a
public interest test in British takeovers, but it remains
unclear to what extent the government will be able to impose
and monitor commitments by acquirers of British companies. John
Fingleton, CEO of Fingleton Associates, which provides
strategic advice in M&A transactions relating to regulatory
and competition issues, examines the issues.
What has been your reading of the M&A market
Because we advise on deals that may have regulatory
problems, the volume of deals we see is not necessarily
correlated with the greater cycles in the market. What...