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Will the tech acquisition spree continue?


07 May 2017

Robert S. Townsend, global co-chair of Morrison & Foerster’s mergers & acquisitions group, was quoted on the impact the Trump Administration will have on tech M&A between U.S. and Chinese companies, and discussed the forecast of consolidation in the security industry in the TechCrunch article “Will the tech acquisition spree continue?”

The challenge with Chinese buyers stems from “a combination of uncertainty introduced by Trump’s policies and restrictions imposed by Chinese authorities on outflow of capital from China,” he said. Mr. Townsend went on to predict in reference to the security industry “The increasing prevalence of cyber breaches and the extraordinary threat presented by state-sponsored actors in cyber breaches,” will lead to more acquisitions in the space.

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