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M&A monitor
Q4 2020

M&A monitor

2021 outlook: what to expect in global M&A

As is traditional, our Q4 M&A monitor tracks deal data across the year and examines the trends that will shape activity in the 12 months to come.

In this edition we explain why the stage is set for an acquisition spree and take a look at some of the countervailing factors to watch in the year ahead – from renewed transatlantic antitrust alignment to the regulatory consequences of Brexit.

We also examine the impact of China’s efforts to curb the power of its domestic tech giants and predict further changes to the increasingly complex global foreign investment review landscape.

Best wishes from us all at Freshfields for a prosperous and healthy new year.