In The Press May 02, 2022

Deal Watch: The Biggest Deal News of the Week Is the Lack of Deals for the Week (Law.com)

For the second time in three weeks, there was discussion at Law.com about postponing the normally weekly Deal Watch column due to, well, a lack of deals. But it turns out that the lack of activity is a story in and of itself. “I am just one mere lawyer, but I think that it is dangerous to read too much into what, for lack of a better word, is generic data,” Stuart Cable, vice chairman at Goodwin and global chair of the firm’s Mergers and Acquisitions practice, said. “It’s not one M&A market. It’s multiple markets in terms of deal type and in terms of industry.” Cable said for Goodwin, which leans heavily into tech and life sciences, a revaluation of companies in those industries over the past three to six months is slowing things down. But, he also said he has seen this before. Read the Law.com article here.