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It certainly was a wild ride for M&A, that 2020. According to financial data company Refinitiv, by the end of June 2020, global M&A deal value was down 41% year-over-year compared to 2019. It was the slowest first half for deal work since 2013. The second quarter was 25% worse than the first. In total, $1.2 trillion in deals were done. 

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Patrick Smith

Patrick Smith, based in New York, covers the business of law, including the ways law firms compete for clients and talent, cannabis law and marketing innovation. Reach him at [email protected] or on Twitter at @nycpatrickd

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