Pandemic saps appetite for making deals

Pandemic saps appetite for making deals
Paul McBeth
Takeover activity has all but dried up as the global pandemic ends the 11-year bull run on financial markets. Big name deals already close to being finalised will still probably get over the line, but Chapman Tripp partner Tim Tubman - who heads up the firm's corporate and commercial group - said there aren't any new deals coming to market. "They're getting pulled left, right and centre. Or just not starting," Tubman said. People are pressing ahead with deals that are close to being completed, he said."You're not seeing big name casua...

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