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Fortress M&A 
M&A practitioners around the world are watching as more countries than ever before are setting up regulatory regimes, or strengthening those they have, to give their governments impressive power over foreign acquirers and whether their bids for domestic targets will succeed, enter limbo, or face an unwinding years after the closing. “This is THE big story for M&A,” says Bruce Embley of the Freshfields London office.

A Sextant
To help navigate the new era of national security reviews of foreign direct investment, a team of White & Case lawyers provide a sextant to guide dealmakers who may find themselves at sea as regulatory agencies proliferate to protect their domestic targets from turning into easy prey.

CFIUS Unbound?
Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) and Representative Robert Pittenger (R-NC) have introduced parallel legislation that could turn CFIUS into a Scylla of the M&A oceans, with new review timeframes, certain notifications mandatory and an expansion of the reach of the already powerful U.S. regulatory agency.

 

M&A on Bloomberg Radio

John Close on Bloomberg Radio
On the day Verizon announced its deal for Yahoo, Mr. Close talks about M&A more than way through the year. Although 2016 has been developing a reputation as tired year. But there is no reason to despair. "Slower" doesn't mean "slow".
Broadcast: July 25, 2016


The Bloomberg Advantage: Close Says 2015 M&A 'Ancient History'
John Close and Bloomberg's Ed Hammond discuss what we're likely to see in 2016. One thing looks certain--deal value and deal numbers will be down. But that's compared to 2015, a record year with mega-deals in force.
Broadcast: February 29, 2016


Whither M&A in 2015 and into 2016?
Listen to John Close, editor of The M&A Journal, discuss the future of dealmaking on the day Dell announced its $67 billion acquisition of EMC with Bloomberg's deal reporter Ed Hammond and the hosts of The Bloomberg Advantage Carol Massar and Corey Johnson.
Broadcast: October 12, 2015



A Giant Cow-Tipping By Savages
John Close, editor of The M&A Journal, discusses his book "A Giant Cow-Tipping By Savages" with the hosts of Bloomberg Radio's Taking Stock Carol Massar and Michael McKee.
Broadcast: April 13, 2015

 


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