The Influence Politics May Have on Future Deals

It's Been a Good Year for M&A. Will Momentum Continue Post Election?
– Mergers & Acquisitions

Manatt’s Matthew O’Loughlin, a partner in the firm’s mergers and acquisitions practice, spoke to Mergers & Acquisitions about the midterm election results’ potential impact on dealmaking.

The publication reviewed the first three quarters of the United States’ middle-market dealmaking, and noted that it surpassed the same period in 2017. O’Loughlin discussed the potential future for dealmaking in 2019, dealflow and the effect the midterm elections may have on the industry.

“The election result in [and] of itself should not have any material impact on deal flow in the short to medium term with the result consistent with general expectations,” said O’Loughlin. “The bigger influences will continue to be whether the economy remains positive through 2019 and any substantial increases in the cost of capital if interest rates rise.”

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