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Trump Victory Likely to Pose Temporary Hiccup to Merger Activity

The Wall Street Journal

09 Nov 2016

Rob Townsend, co-chair of Morrison & Foerster's Global M&A Practice Group, was quoted regarding the 2016 election results and how they affect M&A in the article, “Trump Victory Likely to Pose Temporary Hiccup to Merger Activity,” published by The Wall Street Journal on November 9, 2016.

“I think in the short term it injects a fair amount of uncertainty in the markets, as participants and CEOs all anticipated a Clinton victory,” he said. “As people go through that exercise of ascertaining what the election results mean for the larger economy and their particular businesses, they will presumably slow down on some of the M&A and strategic plans they had in place.”

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