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The fight against corruption, the other threat hanging over mergers

The US Department of Justice has just stepped up its fight against fraud and corruption on foreign acquisitions. The questioning of Carlos Ghosn, ousted boss of Nissan, by Japan points to a growing threat to industrial mergers: the effects of the fight against fraud and corruption. The cases, whether or not they have been the […]

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M&A facing headwinds in 2019

After an exceptional year dominated by Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley and JP Morgan, a new cycle of M&A begins against a backdrop of extreme market volatility, pressure on prices, and rising protectionist barriers. It’s the end of an era for M&A. Ten years after the financial storm, investment banks in 2018 wiped out the effects […]