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Bankers Face ESG Risk with Potential to Upend Deals

December 7, 2022

The rise in regulations covering everything from environmental, social, and governance (ESG) to data privacy and antitrust laws is a principal factor driving disagreements between parties in mergers and acquisitions, according to BRG’s M&A Disputes Report 2022.

Andrew Webb comments, “Deals don’t fall apart because of the ESG concerns”; rather, his “experience has been that the deal falls apart because unpicking the ESG causes the trust to evaporate between buyer and seller.”

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