Part of New Deal Frontier: How evolutionary forces are reshaping M&A
Uncertainties surrounding emerging regulations have stalled many M&A deals, but they don’t have to. Whether it’s a court ruling on antitrust laws or tax reform, policy changes mean that innovative firms can reassess their strategies and find opportunities. Leaders can think ahead and start new conversations. They can help guide and influence regulations over new and existing industries.
PwC Deals helps you gain a deeper understanding of policies and players shaping tomorrow’s biggest deals, ranging from data privacy laws to labor regulations over gig workers and everything in between.
In 2018, foreign direct investment fell to its lowest level since the global financial crisis. There are many reasons for the decline, but a key deterrent has been increased scrutiny of deals due to national security concerns, particularly in the United States. Despite the regulatory climate, it’s still possible for those who have their sights set on U.S. companies to anticipate challenges and risks, make effective investment decisions, and get good deals done.
“The key is to understand how CFIUS thinks about the national security implications of technology and data, given recent activity and experience.”