by Baker McKenzie

When will the corporate dealmaking boom end?

The past five years have seen over $20tn worth of M&A deals thanks to favourable market conditions, as well as resilience in the face of more recent risks.

Due Diligence's Arash Massoudi and James Fontanella-Khan discuss what might bring an end to this record boom in dealmaking.

Looming large in investors' minds is the potential for a recession - driven in part by the US-China trade war. Such fears were accentuated by the recent release of disappointing economic data from the US, the eurozone and the UK.

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