In 2019, the only predictable thing in the corporate transactions landscape was its unpredictability. Notable developments included uncertainty around enforcement activity, complex antitrust investigations within big tech, and several underwhelming IPOs.
Download Bloomberg Law 2020 – Transactions now to get a first look at the market-shaping issues our analysts will be following in the new year, including:
- Continued evolution of U.S. and international legal standards, together with increasingly complex pre-closing deal processes and compliance requirements in the U.S. and abroad
- Increased attention on the geopolitical landscape, with a focus on sanctions, penalties, foreign investments, and trade wars
- Questions companies should consider as they look to enter public markets in light of several less-than-stellar IPOs in 2019
- Potentially fundamental changes to who can participate in private securities offerings – as the SEC eyes updating the definition of an “accredited investor”
- Implications of the SEC’s review of exempt offerings that could significantly alter the methods companies utilize to raise money outside public markets
- How 2019 M&A trends will translate in the weeks and months ahead, including deals and the sale of international operations to raise cash in industries ranging from oil and gas to telecom and auto manufacturing