A recent survey of 500+ M&A practitioners across Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) by Euromoney Thought Leadership Consulting revealed that the European Union's (EU) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) was impacting M&A due diligence and, as a result, dealmaking activity, too.
So much so, in fact, that over half (55%) of practitioners surveyed across EMEA said they had worked on M&A transactions that had not progressed because of concerns around a target company's data protection and compliance with GDPR.
White & Case partner Tim Hickman discusses how GDPR impacts buyers and sellers, and why its compliance is a constant investment.
This article was first published in Merril DatasiteOne's M&A Due Diligence: The Impact of GDPR.
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