Audra Cohen and Melissa Sawyer Quoted in Mergermarket’s The Deals, Data & Drivers: Mid-to-large market consumer deals to make big splash in 2016

January 21, 2016

Mmes. Sawyer and Cohen were quoted in the January edition of Mergermarket's newsletter The Deals, Data & Drivers. In the 2016 M&A market, “we could see a slight cooling-off in the U.S. and abroad as buyers wait to see the impact of the Fed policy, the broader uncertain geopolitical climate and the outcome of the U.S. presidential election,” Ms. Cohen said. Ms. Sawyer agreed that the coming year will likely be slower for M&A, with the market fueled mostly by mid-to-large consumer deals rather than by “the series of record-high deals valued north of USD 30bn seen in 2015.” She noted that “the environment for deal making is still strong, but we can expect some fallout from rising interest rates and instability in the Chinese markets.”