UK M&A to run into national security wall

UK companies hoping to be involved in mergers and acquisitions (M&As) are heading towards a sea of red tape, with the government due to review around 100 times more transactions a year than before on national security grounds. That could prompt a spree of deals before the proposed measures become law, writes Mike Turner.

  • By Mike Turner
  • 17 Jan 2019
The UK government is expecting to review up to 200 transactions a year under the new regime, which could come into force as soon as this year. Around 100 full investigations will be required a year, and 50 cases will require some kind of remedy before regulatory authorities ...

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