Frank Aquila Speaks to Bloomberg on Third-Quarter Dealmaking Surge

October 15, 2021

Frank Aquila, S&C's global head of M&A, spoke to Bloomberg Law about the record-breaking pace of M&A activity in 2021, which continued through the end of the third quarter. Frank told Bloomberg that he doesn't expect to see a slowdown in the immediate future, despite worries some have expressed about tightening regulatory scrutiny and tax increases under the Biden administration. “One concern that we have is that antitrust scrutiny increases significantly and deals that would otherwise happen, don't happen,” he said. “Having said that, we're not seeing any dramatic change in the number of transactions that are subjected to intense review by the U.S. government at this point.” To read the full story, click here.