Mergers & Acquisitions Mergers & Acquisitions

HSR filings jump in August, signaling a potentially stronger fourth quarter for mergers and acquisitions

By Curtis Eichelberger
  • 09 Sep 2020 16:03
  • 09 Sep 2020 16:03
Companies notified US antitrust authorities of 182 proposed mergers and acquisitions in August. That is more than any other month in 2020 and is the most since May 2019 when 191 transactions were notified to the government, according to the US Federal Trade Commission.

The increase likely reflects a pent-up demand for acquisitions

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