Examining the impact of US elections on cyclicality in dealmaking
THE M&A LANDSCAPE IN THE ERA OF COVID-19
A number of presidential elections have accompanied some truly trying times, as recessions have coincided with more than just the recent 2008 cycle. Fallout from the bursting of the dot-com bubble rippled through the 2000 cycle, while the recession that ended in 1991 is often cited as disrupting the election in 1992. To get a deal done can take a lot longer in periods of elevated uncertainty. With the presence of COVID-19 and resulting market volatility, the 2020 US election looks to be no different.
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