Increase in Takeovers subject to the City Code despite global slowdown

Increase in Takeovers subject to the City Code despite global slowdown

Despite evidence of a global slowdown in M&A activity between 2018-2019, the same does not appear to hold true for takeovers subject to the City Code on Mergers and Acquisitions. Last year, there were a total of 91 transactions announced during the period 1 January 2018 to 31 December 2018 (Q1-Q4 2018), with 79 of these being announced between Q1-Q3 2018. Since 1 January 2019 to 30 September 2019 (Q1-Q3 2019), 86 transactions have already been announced.

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