Second Requests are high velocity, high volume, and high visibility — under normal circumstances. Now, as legal departments are facing an unprecedented post-pandemic economy, possible administration change, and ever-growing reliance on digital communication, the demands in this final merger step are higher than ever.
Having a reliable, repeatable approach to Second Requests allows legal teams to be flexible and responsive when the Department of Justice (DOJ) or Federal Trade Commission (FTC) come knocking.
In the coming months and years, this may prove critical. Although M&A activity has slowed in 2020 — global deal volume fell by 32 percent in the first half compared with the same period in 2019, and deal values declined 53 percent1 — many anticipate a surge in M&A activity.
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