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How US buyers can counter the Brexit effect on M&A

Deals across the Atlantic look set to keep the UK’s M&A market busy for a while yet

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Mergers and acquisitions involving UK companies have been clearly affected by Brexit uncertainty. But it can be easy to overestimate the importance of this effect.

In the first quarter of this year, M&A activity involving British companies surged to $275bn, its highest value since the turn of the century.

M&A between UK and EU companies slowed...