S&C M&A Partners Frank Aquila and Melissa Sawyer Author Article on Dealmaking Trends in The M&A Lawyer

January 27, 2020

S&C’s global head of M&A, Frank Aquila, has co-authored an article with M&A partner Melissa Sawyer on what to expect in the deals market in 2020. The article, titled “Pain and Glory: M&A in 2019 and What to Expect in 2020,” appeared in the January 2020 issue of The M&A Lawyer.
In the article, the authors note that while the global economy has shown resilience in 2019, “the uncertainties of Brexit, tariffs and the upcoming U.S. presidential election still loom large over the beginning of 2020, and we expect that certain hot topics in 2019 M&A will continue to create some measure of uncertainty in the upcoming year and are likely to impact deal-making behavior in 2020.” The article then goes on to explore these hot topics, including shareholder activism, M&A litigation and others.