Global trends in merger control enforcement - 2024

Allen & Overy LLP

Global deal value and volume fell again in 2023, down 33% and 18% respectively compared to 2022. This is unsurprising, given persistently tough macroeconomic conditions and geopolitical tensions. Dealmakers are also facing an increasingly challenging antitrust environment.

Antitrust authorities continued to take an aggressive approach to merger control enforcement. They frustrated more deals, with prohibited transactions rising by over 50%.

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